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Re: [MirageOS-devel] Starting to think about Graduating Mirage OS

Hi Lars,

It's certainly time to start thinking about this.  We have a few key features 
under development that will make a Mirage 2.0 a good candidate for graduation:

- The Irminsule storage subsystem which powers the new OXenstored.
- The Mirage/Xen/ARM and Mirage/rPi/ARM backends.
- PVHVM support for dense deployments.

These, in combination with the constant library releases and the upcoming OSCon 
talk will put us in good stead to come up with some release criteria.

I'm a little worried by your use of the term "vendor", as I don't think that's 
the right terminology for us (although it probably is for Xen).  *Many* of the 
library patches come from individual contributors whose efforts are greatly 
appreciated.  For instance, we use several of Daniel Buenzli's libraries, and 
it's odd to count him as a vendor (although perhaps 'purveyor of fine Swiss 
chocolates' would work).

Would the Xen Hackathon be a good time for us to sit down and look over this?  
I promise to have the repository list done soon!


On 7 May 2014, at 15:55, Lars Kurth <lars.kurth@xxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I wanted to start seeding the idea of "graduating the project" in line with 
> http://www.xenproject.org/governance.html ...
> The stats: we have seen quite a bit of growth in list traffic as well as 
> commits and contributors. See
> * http://bitergia.com/projects/xen-project-dashboard/browser/mls-projects.html
> * 
> http://bitergia.com/projects/xen-project-dashboard/browser/scm-projects.html 
> (this is incorrect and an underestimate, as I have not received input yet on 
> the correct list of "cloned" repos from the Mirage OS team)
> What would need a little bit more analysis is the number of vendors who have 
> contributed and to see whether the community is diversifying. I can also 
> certainly see more cross interfaces and interaction between Mirage OS and the 
> Hypervisor subprojects which is also a positive sign. And a rise of other 
> contributions to say the Developer Summit in terms of submissions that are 
> tied to Mirage OS.
> This tells me that a case for graduation and self-sustainability is building. 
> Maybe timing wise - assuming the case holds and we get everone else to agree 
> - aiming for Developer Summit and have an associated press release and/or a 
> 2.0 release around that time would work.
> Just some food for thought and discussion
> Best Regards
> Lars
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