For those of you planning to attend Xen Directions South America, I have posted information on the hotel where the event is taking place. Feel free to contact the hotel and take advantage of the discounted rate as we are co-locating with the Linux Foundation event – LinuxCon Brazil.
Welcome to the Xen.org weekly newsletter with a variety of information to keep you updated on all things Xen. Please feel free to contact me with suggestions for the newsletter.
- Xen.org Annual Community Survey Completed – http://blog.xenproject.org/index.php/2010/06/09/2010-xen-org-annual-community-survey-results/
- Xen User Group Los Angeles – http://blog.xenproject.org/index.php/2010/06/24/xen-user-group-la-announcement/
- Xen Summit 2011 Location Survey Update - http://blog.xenproject.org/index.php/2010/06/15/xen-summit-2011-location-survey-update/
- Xen Directions South America – August 31 – September 1st in Sao Paulo, Brazil - http://blog.xenproject.org/index.php/2010/05/20/xen-directions-south-america/
- George Dunlap to speak at Poslovna Linux Konferenca – Sept 27-28, 2010 in Portoroz, Slovenia – http://blog.xenproject.org/index.php/2010/06/21/george-dunlap-to-speak-at-poslovna-linux-konferenca/
- Xen Summit Asia – Tentative dates are Nov 2-3, 2010 in Seoul, Korea (Stay Tuned)
- Bring Xen.org to an event near year – Do you know of an event near you that would be served by having a Xen.org booth? If so, I have a proposal for working together to support that event; http://blog.xenproject.org/index.php/2010/01/28/bring-xen-org-to-your-local-event/
- Xen 4.0.1 Release Candidate 3 – http://xenbits.xensource.com/xen-4.0-testing.hg
- XCP Community Meeting #2 - http://blog.xenproject.org/index.php/2010/06/22/xcp-community-meeting-2-annoucement/
- Xen.org Wiki Re-Design Plan – http://blog.xenproject.org/index.php/2010/06/23/xen-org-wiki-update-design-proposal/
- XCP Request for Comment - http://blog.xenproject.org/index.php/2010/06/23/xen-cloud-platform-request-for-comment-submission/
Xen Members in Action
- Xen.org Mailing Lists SuperStars – Dan Magenheimer, Gzegorz Milos, Michael Novotny, Brad Cable, Fajar Nugraha, & Felix Kuperjans
- New Xen.org Mailing List Members – Julio Cesar Garcia Vizcaino, Chaitanya Upadhyay
Xen Weekly Stats
- Xen-Devel Stats: 35 Patches, 52 Questions, and 333 Responses
- Xen-User Stats: 68 Questions and 205 Responses
The complete newsletter with all data including the summary of all xen-users/xen-devel/xen-api mailing lists can be found at http://wiki.xensource.com/xenwiki/XenUpdate20100625
The Official Xen User Group in Los Angeles has been announced on the Xen.org Web site. It is to take place in a not-yet-disclosed location in Los Angeles, CA on July 30th, 2010. Stay tuned to Xen.org Blog and TheBitsource.com to get updated when we reveal the location.
Jeremy Fitzhardinge, Principal Engineer, Citrix, will be our guest and presenter. This user group is brought to you for your virtualization enjoyment by Xen.org and TheBitsource.com
We are proud to be hosting our event at BLANKSPACES new location in Santa Monica, and be their inaugural guest at their latest addition to modern, flexible work and collaboration spaces.
About Jeremy Fitzhardinge
Jeremy attended the University of Technology, Sydney, where he was thoroughly distracted by Linux, which he has been contributing to since around 1993. He did various things over the years (including fileserver filesystems, settop box graphics and Valgrind – the swiss army debugging tool) until he joined Xensource in 2006. Since then he has been primarily working on improving Linux’s support for Xen, particularly getting all the Xen-related changes into mainstream Linux. He lives in San Francisco with a wife, two kids and a grumpy cat.
Slides from Jeremy’s previous Xen Summit presentations:
As I stated in http://blog.xenproject.org/index.php/2010/06/22/xen-org-wiki-design-update/, I am working on a new plan to re-design the Xen.org wiki. The plan is now available for a 1 week review by all community members. Please submit all your comments to me so I can update the design and begin updating the wiki next Thursday.
Download the plan here – Wiki Design Plan
As part of the 2010 Annual Xen.org survey response, I intend to push out more developer related content to the community via this blog…
From: Dave Scott
Re: Compressing VM Exports by Default
In XCP a VM “export” is a serialized VM, including metadata and usually raw disk blocks. The format is a very simple tar file (really stream) with an XML file at the front containing version information and metadata.
Unfortunately VM exports containing raw disk blocks can be very large and their size makes them difficult to store and distribute over the network. I propose to turn on compression by default by filtering the exports through gzip and to auto-detect both compressed and uncompressed exports on import.
I’ve written up my proposal on the wiki:
One implication is that new (compressed) exports will fail to import on older servers. However (a) there’s an easy workaround (gunzip); and (b) I think being able to import an old (uncompressed) export on a new server is more important than the other way around.
Please send all comments to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have feedback.
It is time to start thinking about our 2nd XCP meeting for the Xen.org XCP team. The last meeting was held on May 25, 2010 at 14:00 UTC. Notes are at http://wiki.xensource.com/xenwiki/XCP_Monthly_Meetings. For the next meeting I hope to schedule a time that is better for our Asian participants so please contact me with a time that would be best if you live in Japan, Korea, Australia, etc. Also, please send me any items you would like to discuss so I can create an agenda ahead of time.
I am targeting July 6-8 as possible dates for this meeting so please let me know if any day is better for you as I will do my best to get as many attendees as possible on the call. Unfortunately, I cannot satisfy everyone but I will do my best.
Finally, I would like to have an online meeting tool used in this meeting so people can add their name to the attendee list, post questions, etc. I was thinking of using IRC but am open to any solution you would like to use. I am open to your suggestion.