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Re: [MirageOS-devel] [Xen-devel] [For community review] Windows PV Drivers Incubation Sub-project Proposal

On 2014/5/28 8:42, Lars Kurth wrote:

=== Current Status ===
Recent builds of the drivers are currently being tested by Citrix and Amazon using the Microsoft HCK and Citrix will be providing logo-signed builds of the drivers in future commercial Xen offerings. Amazon are evaluating the drivers and may ship them in future AMIs. Citrix may also provide logo-signed drivers via Microsoft's Windows Update mechanism, making them widely available to anyone running Windows under Xen (not just XenServer) without the need for them to build the drivers themselves. Any other organization is also free to do the same by registering a top level PV device with the Xen community (see http://xenbits.xen.org/gitweb/?p=xen.git;a=blob;f=docs/misc/pci-d
evice-reservations.txt) and logo-signing their driver builds.

This is great idea!

=== Incubation ===
The aim of making the Windows PV Drivers an incubated project is to raise their profile to members of the Xen community other than Citrix and Amazon and hopefully gain more developer interest and contribution. The driver set provide APIs to fundamental Xen subsystems such as grant tables, event channels and xenstore and therefore provide a basis for further frontends, e.g. HID (keyboard and mouse), PV audio and possibly framebuffer. Current maintainers of the driver repositories are all employed by Citrix but by becoming an incubated project we
hope gain maintainers from the community as we build interest.

I also like the idea of pvaudio, windows is desktop, and user would like this.


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