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Latest Xen Project Blog Posts

Xen Project 4.7 Planning Opens

With Xen 4.6 released in October, we are already one month into the new cycle. Which means it is time to start planning for the next release. You may remember that one of the goals of the 4.6 release planning was to create smoother developer experience and to release Xen 4.6 on time. Both goals […]

Xen Project 4.5.2 Maintenance Release Available

I am pleased to announce the release of Xen 4.5.2. Xen Project Maintenance releases are released roughly every 4 months, in line with our Maintenance Release Policy. We recommend that all users of the 4.5 stable series update to this point release. Xen 4.5.2 is available immediately from its git repository:     xenbits.xenproject.org/gitweb/?p=xen.git;a=shortlog;h=refs/heads/stable-4.5     (tag RELEASE-4.5.2) or […]

Security vs Features

We’ve just released a rather interesting batch of Xen security advisories. This has given rise in some quarters to grumbling around Xen not taking security seriously. I have a longstanding interest in computer security. Nowadays I am a member of the Xen Project Security Team (the team behind security@xenproject, which drafts the advisories and coordinates […]

Latest Planet Blog Posts

Cambridge mini-Debconf

I am currently attending the mini-Debconf being held in space generously provided by ARM's offices in Cambridge, UK. Thanks to ARM and the other sponsors for making this possible. Yesterday I made a pass through the bug list for the Xen packages. According to the replies I have received from the BTS I looked at and acted on: #797205: Tagged to reflect that I had previously forwarded upstream. #753358: Update the found versions and marked as an upstream issue. #798510: Investigated a bit and asked some followup questions to the submitter. #799122: Asked for some clarifications from the submitter and updated the found versions. Will likely followup on this one some more today. #745419: Sent a fix to upstream. #784011,...

Announcing Xen Orchestra 5.x

Just after our initial release of Xen Orchestra 4.8, I'm proud to announce that we started to work for a new major release: Xen Orcestra 5.0, the web interface for XenServer. This first milestone of our new 5.x branch will be awesome, believe me! So why a