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Xen 4.3 update: Code Freeze started

Just a quick update — we have passed the feature freeze, and are now beginning the code freeze, in our schedule to get Xen 4.3 out by mid-June. Is say “beginning the code freeze” because it is still possible to get new code in for a short time now; but each case requires an explicit exception. I’ve posted a more detailed description on the xen-devel mailing list.

As a reminder, we are planning on a 9-month release cycle. Based on that, below are
our estimated dates:

  • Feature freeze: 25 March 2013
  • Code freezing point: 15 April 2013< == We are here
  • First RC: 6 May 2013
  • Release: 17 June 2013

If you are an early adopter, please begin testing functionality that you care about and reporting bugs!

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  1. nterupt says

    Are there any updates on when the next iteration of Xen XCP might release? The only mention of Xen 2.0 is a wiki entry that was last updated in August ’12. I am hoping to use some bug fixes that were rolled into Xen 4.2, but wanted to know when these new Xen features/fixes might find their way into Xen XCP.

  2. GizmoChicken says

    Like nterupt, I too would like to know when the next iteration of XCP will be released. Can we get an alpha or beta version of XCP well in advance of the corresponding XenServer release? And bleeding edge releases of XCP-XAPI for Ubuntu/Debian, preferably based on Xen 4.3, would be nice too. (Or to put if another way, I hope that XCP and XCP-XAPI will lead, rather than follow, XenServer releases.)

  3. djs55 says

    @nterupt @GizmoChicken My goal is to help us make XCP into a better open-source project by doing things like: (1) making sure everything is easy to build from sources (have a look at this mailing list discussion: ); (2) getting decent quality ‘development snapshots’ published automatically (subject to regression testing); (3) making the Ubuntu/Debian/CentOS etc packages as simple as as high-quality as possible; (4) making it clear how everyone can contribute meaningfully to development.

    I’ve started to write up some “straw man” proposals on the xen wiki (starting with the ‘making XCP easy to build’ one) and would very much appreciate your feedback. Feel free to kick off more discussion on the xen-api list on any of these topics. It will take a lot of effort to make this all happen but everyone I’ve spoken to is very keen so I’m confident we’ll make progress really soon. This is going to be a great year for XCP :-)


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  1. Xen 4.1.5 & 4.2.2, Xen Document and Xen 4.3 Test Days – linked to this post on April 25, 2013

    [...] may have seen that Xen 4.3 is now in code freeze and that we are starting to produce release candidates. Last year, we trialled Xen Test Days and [...]

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