[CentOS-virt] Upstream libvirt releases for Virt-SIG

Wed Dec 21 06:20:12 UTC 2016
Sandro Bonazzola <sbonazzo at redhat.com>

On Wed, Dec 14, 2016 at 4:35 AM, George Dunlap <George.Dunlap at citrix.com>

> > On Dec 6, 2016, at 4:18 PM, Sandro Bonazzola <sbonazzo at redhat.com>
> wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> > On Fri, Dec 2, 2016 at 10:28 AM, Jiri Denemark <jdenemar at redhat.com>
> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I talked to our oVirt developers who use CentOS for upstream
> > development. And that's what makes their lives hard because it takes a
> > long time before they can start using new features of libvirt. The
> > latest released CentOS version is 7.2 with libvirt 1.2.17, which is
> > pretty old. But even when CentOS 7.3 with libvirt 2.0.0 gets released,
> > it will already be old since libvirt 2.5.0 is just about to be released
> > upstream.
> >
> > So to help them, I'd like to start building upstream releases of libvirt
> > for Virt-SIG. As one of the core libvirt developers and a maintainer of
> > libvirt in RHEL I think I should be qualified enough to do so :-) The
> > goal is to take every upstream release of libvirt soon after it's been
> > released and rebase the current CentOS package on top of it.
> >
> > If it sounds good to you, what should I do to get started?
> >
> > Sounds good to me, welcome aboard! My only concern is that libvirt is
> built also for xen so we need to ensure we don't break anything there.
> > +1 for me to have Jiri added to Virt SIG
> I would be really glad to have a shared libvirt between oVirt and Xen
> projects.  Are you planning on only building the most recent release, or on
> maintaining some older releases for some period of time?
>  -George

Jiri welcome aboard :-)
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Sandro Bonazzola
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