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Re: [Fedora-xen] libvirt-0.4.6 for Fedora 8 ?



Daniel Veillard a écrit :
On Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 02:41:40PM +0000, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
On Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 10:27:58AM -0400, Cole Robinson wrote:
I think it is a bad idea to push major new versions of anything to a
distro that is about to go end of life. We've only just released these
new libvirt, virt-manager & virtinst packages. We *will* cause regressions
in functionality in F8, and with it about to go end of life, we'll be unable to push further updates to fix the regressions.

If someone really badly wants new libvirt/virt-manager for F8, then they
can easily just take the new RPMs from F9/10 and do a rpmbuild --rebuild
on the src. This avoids causing regressions for anyone else on F8 who
don't care.

  The other solution is to build the package in Testing and not push it
to Stable, like I did for libvirt, I think this minimize the risks while
avoiding the multiple builds (and hence risk of massive divergence of
the versions).

Daniel
Hello,

This is a very interesting point...

Fedora 8 is for now the latest Fedora distribution with a Xen dom0 :
* Fedora 9 doesn't have a dom0 according to http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/XenPvops#Release_Notes * the next Fedora with a Xen dom0 will be Fedora 10, according to http://docs.fedoraproject.org/release-notes/f9/en_US/sn-Virtualization.html (20.1 Kernel Integration Improvements : "Xen Dom0 support will be added back in Fedora 10")

I am curious about :

  The other solution is to build the package in Testing and not push it
to Stable, like I did for libvirt, I think this minimize the risks while
avoiding the multiple builds (and hence risk of massive divergence of
the versions).
Does the fact of pushing Fedora 8 packages into Testing instead of Stable allows future updates of theses packages to be available to Fedora 8 users even after its end of life ?

P.S. : is there any place to follow the development of http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/XenPvops ?

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