Tag Archives: xen 4.10

Announcing the Xen Project 4.10 RC and Test Day Schedules

On Monday, we created Xen 4.10 RC1 and will release a new release candidate every MONDAY, until we declare a release candidate as the final candidate and cut the Xen 4.10 release. We will also hold a Test Day every WEDNESDAY for the release candidate that was released the week prior to the Test Day starting from RC2. Note that RC’s are announced on the following mailing lists: xen-announce, xen-devel and xen-users. This means we will have Test Days on October 25th, Nov 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd. Your testing is still valuable on other days, so please feel free to send Test Reports as outlined below at any time.

Getting, Building and Installing a Release Candidate

Release candidates are available from our git repository at

git://xenbits.xenproject.org/xen.git (tag 4.10.0-<rc>)

where <rc> is rc1, rc2, rc3, etc. and as tarball from

https://downloads.xenproject.org/release/xen/4.10.0-<rc>/xen-4.10.0-<rc>.tar.gz
https://downloads.xenproject.org/release/xen/4.10.0-<rc>/xen-4.10.0-<rc>.tar.gz.sig

Detailed build and Install instructions can be found on the Test Day Wiki. Make sure you check the known issues section of the instructions before trying to download an RC.

Testing new Features, Test and Bug Reports

You can find Test Instructions for new features on our Test Day Wiki and instructions for general tests on Testing Xen. The following pages provide information on how to report successful tests and how to report bugs and issues.

Happy Testing!

Amazon CTO Thanks You, The Xen.org Community

In an amazing video from Virtualization.com, Werner Vogels, CTO of Amazon thanks you – the Xen.org community for the great Xen solution.

From Video:


(1:30): How hard was it to integrate the Xen hypervisor into your cloud platform?

 

“I think Xen is a great product. It is easy to use. But most importantly is the very active community around it. I would not say many ‘issues’ around using Xen, but ‘challenges’ are addressed there with the things every virtual machine has to deal with. Things such

as: I/O-issues, guaranteed scheduling issues, domain zero security concerns,…The community out there is very helpful. That was a very big reason for us in selecting Xen.”