Xen 4.2 Release Plan Update

It’s been a while since the last 4.2 release update and a lot has
changed since then, so I suppose it is time for another update.

Way back at the start of April I posted the previous
which suggested we’d be doing the first release candidates
in mid/late April. Well, as might be expected, that turned out to be
rather optimistic!

Rather than get caught out again I’ve gone for a much more standard OSS
project release time line:

  • 19 March — TODO list locked down
  • 2 April — Feature Freeze
  • When It’s Ready — First release candidate
  • Weekly — RCN+1 until release

The good news is that since the previous update lots of progress has
been made and the list of blockers to release has been getting
smaller. There remains three largish items and a handful of smaller
ones. Almost all of which have seen multiple rounds of review and are
nearing fruition. (NB: items marked [BUG] or [CHECK] are not
considered blockers for RC0)

The list of outstanding issues is posted to xen-devel on a weekly basis, usually on a
Monday. The most recent posting is here.

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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.