[CentOS-virt] Beta CentOS 7 Xen packages available

Tue Sep 8 14:50:57 UTC 2015
Alvin Starr <alvin at netvel.net>

FIrstly Centos is primarily a RHEL clone.
This means that the primary design decisions are to be as RHEL like as
After that there are additions and upgrades.

Secondly Fedora does not actively support Xen.
As a long time Xen and RH/Fedora user I have spent lots of time
building/rebuilding broken/missing packages in Fedora.
Quite frankly Xen under Fedora is somewhat broken.
Libvirt support for KVM is very good because RH pays people to support KVM.
Xen under the old config format has reasonable support(possibly 60% of
features) but under libxl the support is much worse (possibly 30% of

Thirdly RedHat has been active at times to remove Xen support in favour
of KVM(Their own virtualization technology).
Xen has been driven to some extents by the needs of Citrix and although
they have helped others build packages for Fedora and libvirt its a good
will effort and its hard to expect Citrix to spend effort on work that
may not be in their best corporate interests.

On 09/08/2015 09:02 AM, Itamar Reis Peixoto wrote:
> > not fragment to a bunch of different individual people making a bunch of
> > different RPM sets that the community does not know who produces, etc.
> >
> what you're doing its a complete crap, what you said is different from
> what you did, why you' (centos virt sig) not contributed to the work
> of fedora guys instead of reinventing the wheel ?
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