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[Libguestfs] The road to libguestfs 1.20

I've got some bad news: libvirt remote support is probably not going
to make libguestfs 1.20.  John Eckersberg is diligently working on
this, but I don't want to hold up the release of the next stable
libguestfs for this, particularly since it needs dependent changes in

The last stable branch of libguestfs (1.18) happened in the middle of
May.  That's 7 months ago, making this the longest cycle we've ever
had by a large margin.  Therefore it is time to start thinking about
the next stable version, 1.20.

As usual, bugs that need to be fixed for 1.20 should have "1.20"
(without quotes) placed in the Devel Whiteboard field in Bugzilla.
(There are currently none, but I plan to mark some).  You can get a
list of these bugs using this link:

  ( http://tinyurl.com/bx8kter )

or all bugs here:


The draft release notes (not quite up to date) are here so you can get
an idea of the new features:


I'm planning to spend at least the next 3 weeks making the libvirt
backend stable, so that we can use this as the default in Fedora 18,
but I'm quite prepared to pull this and go with the ordinary backend
if I cannot do this.  Note that the default upstream is the
non-libvirt appliance backend, and this will remain so.

If there are any other problems, please let me know.


Richard Jones, Virtualization Group, Red Hat http://people.redhat.com/~rjones
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