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Re: [Xen-devel] xend deprecation

On Wed, 2013-09-04 at 17:17 +0100, Ian Jackson wrote:
> Tim Deegan writes ("Re: [Xen-devel] xend deprecation"):
> > At 16:34 +0100 on 04 Sep (1378312470), Ian Campbell wrote:
> ...
> > > Didn't we do this for 4.2 or 4.3? We didn't get much feedback.
> > 
> > Indeed.  The 4.2 release notes say: 
> > 
> >   The XEND toolstack is now deprecated and should be expected to be
> >   removed in the 4.3 timescale. Therefore it is strongly recommended
> >   that users evaluate Xen 4.2 with XL for their use cases and report any
> >   omissions or blockers such that they can be addressed for 4.3. Fixes
> >   for serious functionality gaps will also be considered for backport to
> >   the 4.2.x releases.
> > 
> > I guess we're now on "expected to be removed in the 4.5 timescale"?
> Surely we can still remove it in 4.4, having advertised that we were
> going to remove it in 4.3.

Well, either that or the people insisting it remain need to step up and
take over maintenance. Amazon appear to be offering to do that, at least
to some extent.

I nearly said "remain Supported" above, but the reality is that it
effectively hasn't been Supported by this community for many releases
now. I don't know to what extent Matt and Steven are offering to
maintain it. Depending on the answer to that we should consider moving
xend to a separate tree.


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