Xen 4.2 Release Plan

Since early January I have been tracking the status of work left to do before 4.2 by posting a weekly roundup of the remaining blockers and “nice to haves”. You can find these in the xen devel list archives, posted most Monday mornings.

Last week I decided that the TODO list had reached the point where it was time to start thinking about a release. I made a proposal for a release timeline which was generally agreed to be a reasonable plan.

In summary the plan is as follows (see the list posting for more details):

  • 19 March — TODO list locked down WE ARE HERE
  • 2 April — Feature Freeze
  • Mid/Late April — First release candidate
  • Weekly — RCN+1 until it is ready

The aim is to have a release around June time although as always this will be subject to the usual “when it is ready” test.

The TODO list was reposted this morning and contains the latest blockers and nice to haves.

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About Ian Campbell

Ian Campbell has been involved with the Xen project since joining XenSource in 2005. Today he is a Principal Software Engineer at Citrix Systems, Inc (http://www.citrix.com) working on Xen where his interests include Xen on ARM, Linux on Xen, paravirtualised networking and toolstack issues. Prior to Citrix (and XenSource) he worked on embedded Linux systems at Arcom Control Systems. Ian is a Xen.org committer, Linux maintainer (Xen network backend driver) and Debian Developer. Also check out Ian's personal blog.