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[Xen-users] Xguests 1.1.0 released

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Subject: [Xen-users] Xguests 1.1.0 released
From: Tim Post <echo@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2008 16:59:17 +0800
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We're happy to announce the 1.1.0 release of xguests, which uses Xenstat
internals to print guest information in a variety of formats. Most of
the information in 'xm top' is exported.

Formats include:

 * XML 1.0
 * PHP Arrays
 * BASH arrays
 * Perl
 * CSV
 * Easy to scrape text
 * The standard 'xm list' style format

Sample output of the program can be found here:

Xguests can daemonize and update files on a given frequency, auto
selecting output based on the file extension. For instance, if the
output file is foo.php, the output will be in PHP array format. Unknown
file types are treated as the default, which is XML.

The tool is intended for people who are writing control panels for Xen.
The tool uses one hypercall and multiple xenstore lookups, it will work
without Xend if needed.

Source downloads are available here:

A mercurial repository is available here:

The bug tracker lives here:

Libxenstat is included in the repository, since Xen (by default) does
not install libxenstat as a DSO. Currently, its Linux centric. As such,
xguests needs to be compiled on a host that has Xen installed, since it
must link against libxenctrl and libxenstore.

Changes in this version mostly focus on introducing autoconf for better
build sanity and updated documentation. A man 8 page will be installed.

The next version will include MySQL and SQLite3 support. Xguests has
been used for over 18 months, this is the first list announcement since
we find it to be stable.

Cheers, enjoy, report bugs if you find them.

Happy Hacking,

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