Yesterday I met with SourceForge.net to discuss how Xen.org can better leverage their site and community. One interesting idea which I thought worthy of community feedback was the centralization of all projects associated with Xen into a single “portal” with a shared Wiki, message board, etc. This concept would allow people interested in Xen to learn about ALL the Xen inititiaves in development and ensure that multiple groups could work together on similar ideas instead of working separately without knowledge of each other.
What are your thoughts? I know that many projects currently underway are hosted on a variety of sites (e.g. Google) and I have created a Xen.org Projects page to better promote them. However, doing a quick search on Xen of the SourceForge.net site turned up 63 projects; I do realize that not all of them are related to Xen but there were some projects that I was unfamilar with.
I look forward to your thoughts on this idea…
I have posted a new project on the Xen.org Project page: XenAccess Library.
Project Overview: When running multiple domains (or virtual machines) using the Xen hypervisor, this library will allow a privileged domain to view the runtime state of another domain. This technique is known as virtual machine introspection. The current software focuses on memory access, but also provides proof-of-concept code for disk monitoring.
Project Code Site: http://code.google.com/p/xenaccess/ and Project Discussion Site on Google Groups: http://groups.google.com/group/xenaccess
Primary Contact is Bryan Payne at Georgia Tech.
I have just created a new page on Xen.org to list active projects within the community – http://www.xen.org/about/projects.html. Please visit the page and email me any other projects that you are aware of so we can have a complete list. There is contact information for all the projects as well as links into the Xen Wiki where most projects are managed. The concept of this page is to make the community aware of new and interesting work going on for people to join.