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Re: [Xen-devel] [Hackathon Minutes] Xen 4.4 Planning

About release time, I think probably a good choice could be the 3 months of development + 1 of testing but with Debian style: a minimum of 1 month for testing and, if there are critical/important bugs, one more week until it will be solved.

About features for 4.4, I think that in the first post list some very good features already discussed are missing: - Improve hvm domUs integration adding configure parameters to allow usage of packaged qemu and seabios instead of compiling the internal one. About seabios and qemu upstream patch for configure already discussed with Ian Campbell, I tried to make a quick patch but failed (I couldn't find the right configure parameters to do it and the exact part to change on libxl for qemu upstream binary path), I can't find the discussion about it at the moment.

- Add support for SSE and AVX for the hvm domU to improve performance and solve qxl problem (qxl requires SSE):

- Improve Spice support in libxl:
* vdagent, working and tested, patch already posted: http://lists.xen.org/archives/html/xen-devel/2013-05/msg00484.html * usbredirection (different from usb passthrough: from spice client to qemu instead of from dom0 to qemu), working and tested, I want improve the patch before posting it, it doesn't look good but I'll post it anyway. * support auto select of port similar to vnc, I'll probably try to make the patch. * support spice also on pv domU as an alternative to vnc, I don't have enough knowledge to try to do it now.

What do you think?
Thanks for any reply

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