[CentOS-virt] xen and centos7

Fri Sep 25 15:25:39 UTC 2015
George Dunlap <dunlapg at umich.edu>

On Fri, Sep 25, 2015 at 12:55 PM, Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org> wrote:
> On 09/25/2015 03:01 AM, Christoph wrote:
>> Am 2015-09-25 09:53, schrieb Pasi Kärkkäinen:
>>> Yeah the testing rpms for centos7/xen are in virt7-xen-44-testing
>>> repository (and virt7-xen-46-testing aswell).
>> oh cool... how stable is it? I know the meanig of testing :) but it is
>> stable enough to use it at home?
>> Are there any known bugs/problems?
>> If I want to start to use it, could I take already xen-46 or it is to
>> unstable in comparison to xen-44?
> The xen-46 version is the RC code from citrix that is going to become
> xen-4.6 .. our latest version is xen-4.6 RC3 (third release candidate).
>  I have no idea how close that is to real release.

The code is from the XenProject, which is developed by a number of
different companies, not just Citrix.

The XenProject has greatly expanded our automated testing over the
last few years; additionally, a number of different companies have
their own automated test suites (Oracle, XenServer), and test the
development branches regularly.

The bugs we've found since RC1 have been almost entirely in niche
cases -- enabling this feature broke that bit of hardware; switching
this caused that obscure configuration not to work quite right; adding
this build option breaks things with that particular compiler.

All that to say, RC3 is pretty close to what the final release will
be.  The main thing that needs testing is actually the packaging
effort -- is it easy to install? Does it upgrade properly? &c.

And the main thing holding up the official C7 release (for either of
them) is just testing.  The more people install, test it, and say
"this works for me" (or report bugs when it doesnt' work), the sooner
the release will come. :-)