Xen Project 4.6 Planning Opens

By February 16, 2015March 4th, 2019Announcements

With Xen Project 4.5 released in January, we are now one month into 4.6 development window!

My name is Wei Liu and I have been working on various areas in the Xen Project community, including Linux kernel, hypervisor, QEMU and toolstack. Now I’m a co-maintainer of Xen hypervisor’s toolstack and the netback driver in Linux. I was elected release manager for 4.6 release. Thanks everybody for your trust.

I sent an email to xen-devel to kick off a discussion with regard to tweaking the release process for 4.6. The goal is to create smoother developer experience.

My proposed time frame for the Xen 4.6 release is:

  • Development start: 6 Jan 2015
  • Feature freeze: 10 Jul 2015
  • Release date: 9 Oct 2015 (could release earlier)

Below are some slides that explain our release process and how it is changing for Xen 4.6. Get involved and happy hacking!