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Re: [Qemu-devel] Release plan for 0.12.0

From: Stefan Weil
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] Release plan for 0.12.0
Date: Thu, 01 Oct 2009 20:45:19 +0200
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Anthony Liguori schrieb:
> Hi,
> Now that 0.11.0 is behind us, it's time to start thinking about 0.12.0.
> I'd like to do a few things different this time around.  I don't think
> the -rc process went very well as I don't think we got more testing
> out of it.  I'd like to shorten the timeline for 0.12.0 a good bit. 
> The 0.10 stable tree got pretty difficult to maintain toward the end
> of the cycle.  We also had a pretty huge amount of change between 0.10
> and 0.11 so I think a shorter cycle is warranted.
> I think aiming for early to mid-December would give us roughly a 3
> month cycle and would align well with some of the Linux distribution
> cycles.  I'd like to limit things to a single -rc that lasted only for
> about a week.  This is enough time to fix most of the obvious issues I
> think.
> I'd also like to try to enumerate some features for this release. 
> Here's a short list of things I expect to see for this release
> (target-i386 centric).  Please add or comment on items that you'd
> either like to see in the release or are planning on working on.
> o VMState conversion -- I expect most of the pc target to be completed
> o qdev conversion -- I hope that we'll get most of the pc target
> completely converted to qdev
> o storage live migration
> o switch to SeaBIOS (need to finish porting features from Bochs)
> o switch to gPXE (need to resolve slirp tftp server issue)
> o KSM integration
> o in-kernel APIC support for KVM
> o guest SMP support for KVM
> o updates to the default pc machine type
> Please add to this list and I'll collect it all and post it somewhere.
> Thanks!

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