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Re: [Xen-devel] Xen 4.4 development update

On Thu, 8 Aug 2013 17:09:35 +0100
George Dunlap <George.Dunlap@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> This information will be mirrored on the Xen 4.4 Roadmap wiki page:
>  http://wiki.xen.org/wiki/Xen_Roadmap/4.4
> Rather than try to predict precisely what will make it into what
> release (which was something of a disaster last release), I'm just
> going to borrow a term from the Agile world and call all uncompleted
> features the "Backlog".  I'll still track who is doing what, and when
> we get close, what state things seem to be in.
> As mentioned in another e-mail, we'll also be working on improving the
> regression tester.  Feel free to join us.
> And as always, if you are working on a feature / bug that you want
> tracked, please respond to this e-mail.
> = Timeline =
> As discussed elsewhere, I am proposing a 6-month release cycle.  Xen
> 4.3 was released on 9 July.  That would give us a release on 9 January
> 2014.  This is fairly close after the Christmas season, so I propose
> to make the estimated release date later, on 21 January, giving a few
> extra weeks for the holiday season:
> * Feature freeze: 18 October 2013
> * Code freezing point: 8 November 2013
> * First RC: 26 November 2013
> * Release: 21 January 2014
> Feedback on the estimated dates  is welcome.
> === Big ticket items ===

> * PVH mode (w/ Linux)
>   owner: mukesh@oracle
>   status (Linux): 3rd draft patches posted.
>   status (Xen): v10 posted

With holidays, vacation, other things on my plate i need to work on
soon, the hurdles faced by V10, and still remaing tools and dom0 patch,
this seems a difficult proposition for 4.4.


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