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Re: Xen, Squeeze, and Beyond


----- "Thomas Goirand" <thomas@gplhost.com> wrote:

> > But xen-tools have be removed from Squeeze, so I suppose it will be
> more difficult to create new
> > installations (require much more work to replace the
> xen-create-image script).
> Well, I've been maintaining dtc-xen since Lenny, and it does even more
> than xen-tools.
> DTC-Xen is in Squeeze and I wont give-up on it.

Not to mention that there is appliancekit, but it hasn't been uploaded into
Debian proper yet.  Both DTC-Xen and ApplianceKit are commercially-motivated
solutions, so there is no reason for them to disappear any time soon.

The main thing which has stopped getting AK uploaded into proper Debian is
that other dependencies need to be uploaded in order to get full feature
coverage and target support...

> > > 6) Are we communicating this to Debian users in some way?  What
> can I do
> > > to help with this point?
> > Remind people that Xen is dying and KVM is the present and the
> future.
> This is your own *personal view* on Xen vs KVM thing. I really don't
> see Xen dying despite the 2 years of bad propaganda of the KVM
> supporters. This eroneous view should *NOT* be pushed as Debian's
> official view. Xen is doing well, and there are more chances that the
> dom0 patches will be accepted this year as people improve Xen as
> required for inclusion.
> Xen support in Debian will continue as long as there are some people
> willing to work on it, and there's quite some activity by the pkg-xen
> guys (Bastian, etc.).



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