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Re: [Xen-API] [Xen-users] XCP 1.5 availability

On Thu, Dec 08, 2011 at 09:29:04AM +0000, Mike McClurg wrote:
> (Added xen-api list to CC.)
> On 06/12/11 19:57, Enzo Lombardi wrote:
> > Is there any nightly build, dev build, morning build of XCP 1.5?
> > I saw a message mentioning "end of September", what happened to this
> > release? What is the delay and what does the schedule looks like?
> Hi Enzo,
> We had hoped for a September beta at one point, but clearly this hasn't
> happened. We're currently aiming for a January alpha release. The delays
> have been due to our focus on Project Kronos, where we are porting the
> XCP toolstack to run on Debian and Ubuntu. The core XCP team consists of
> only two people, and Kronos turned out to be quite a time consuming
> project. At the same time, we are still committed to providing the
> traditional XCP "appliance", as well as XCP on Debian and Ubuntu.


I think we should use the name "XCP" only for the appliance,
and maybe just "XAPI toolstack" for the packages in Debian/Ubuntu? 

Does that make sense? Some people are getting confused about what XCP is..

> The problem with the XCP appliance and it's slow releases is mainly due
> to our internal build system. In the past, the XCP team has had to do a
> lot of manual work to convert each XenServer release into an XCP
> release. Over the last year we have been tweaking our build system, and
> parts of our toolstack code, to do this work for us.
> The last bits of this work are almost complete. Once they are complete,
> we will be able to start providing regular development snapshots of XCP,
> and will be able to provide a more regular release cadence. Until this
> work is complete, we don't feel that it would be worthwhile to release
> an alpha of XCP 1.5, because we know it will be broken, due to the
> incompleteness of our build system and toolstack changes.
> I'm sorry again for the delay to XCP 1.5. We hope that the work we're
> doing pays off in that future releases won't be so delayed, and
> development snapshots will finally be possible. Thanks for the continued
> interest in XCP.

Sounds good!

-- Pasi

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