[CentOS] Stop the FUD Xen is not deprecated

Vandaman vandaman2002-sk at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Nov 26 17:06:11 UTC 2008

Ned Slider wrote:

> Which is why I originally wrote...
> "*Some* are interpreting this... as an indication that
> xen will be dropped from RHEL6 as they direct their efforts
> towards KVM."
> *If* xen is not included in RHEL6 then it will, by
> definition, be deprecated in favour of KVM irrespective of
> whether (or not) RH continues to support it throughout the
> life of RHEL5. Note that xen was dropped (not deprecated,
> dropped) in Fedora 10, read into that what you will :)
> So xen isn't technically deprecated yet, but if I were
> a betting man, I wouldn't be putting all my eggs in a
> virtualized xen basket.
> Some might choose to call that FUD, and that's their
> prerogative. In a way they're right as Red Hat's
> statement on xen does contain elements of uncertainty and
> doubt as they have not committed to continued ongoing
> support of xen past the current RHEL5 product lifecycle, and
> that may make some fearful for it's long term future
> within the Red Hat landscape.

You seem to be putting words in Fedora's mouth and 
this is the problem with rumour-mongering. Show us a link
where it says Xen was dropped by Fedora. Fedora works with
upstream and Xen (Dom0 support) was not ready in time for Fedora 10, 
but that does not mean it cannot come by way of an update or 
Fedora 11 which is expected to be the base of RHEL 6.

You are welcome to join any of the discussions upstream, 
rather than spreading FUD or being misinformed.

See http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/XenPvopsDom0



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