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Re: [libvirt] RE: Libvirt - Xen Enterprise - Koan



On Fri, Jan 09, 2009 at 03:18:36PM +0000, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 08, 2009 at 12:53:51PM -0000, Gerhardus Geldenhuis gta-travel com wrote:
> >    * libxenserver: The XenServer C SDK
> [..]
> > All this can be downloaded from CDN at
> > http://community.citrix.com/display/xs/Download+SDKs
> 
> I took a look at the C library:
> 
> * It's LGPLv2+, so there is no license issue that I can see with
> linking it to libvirt.
> 
> * It presents each XenServer API call as a C function.  Each C
> function constructs an XML document (XMLRPC, I think), dispatches it
> to the server, gets the reply, and unpacks the resulting XML.
> 
> * Uses libxml2 to do the XML construction and parsing.
> 
> * You have to supply your own HTTP library to pass the data to the
> server.  The examples use libcurl for this.
> 
> * Compiles with -Wall -Werror without warnings or errors.
> 
> It seems reasonably sensible.  It still requires the proprietary
> XenEnterprise to be installed for testing of course.

It is possible that it might work with the XenAPI impl in the open
source XenD  too - worth a try if you want to develop something

Daniel
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