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Re: [Xen-devel] Xen 4.5 Development Update (GA slip by a week)

Hi all (and a Happy New Year),

besides the actual release and the remaining code issues there are a few other 
items that typically need to be done. I am listing these below. Some have 
owners, others don't. If you are on the CC list, please have a look at the 
unowned pages and see whether you can help.

Once all the outstanding changes have made it into master, please let me know 
such that I can re-run the stats. If not, people may not be credited for their 

= (Owned) Documentation - needs checking =

* Lars: http://wiki.xenproject.org/wiki/Xen_Project_4.5_Feature_List
**  it is possible that a feature you developed was missed or wrongly 
described.  Feel free to add to the page or update it.

* Lars: http://wiki.xenproject.org/wiki/Xen_Project_Release_Features
** The Host Limits need to be checked. I believe the limits for ARM increased. 
Not sure about x98

= (Unowned) Documentation =
These will need to be checked by someone who knows the relevant functionality. 
Please reply to this section.

* http://wiki.xenproject.org/wiki/Linux_PVH - not sure whether this page 
correct. Someone in the know please have a look and ACK or point out issues
* http://wiki.xenproject.org/wiki/Xen_Project_4.5_Release_Notes - I can 
populate some of it. Will need help for the known issues section though
- missing

= (Owned) Documentation =
* Lars: http://wiki.xenproject.org/wiki/Xen_Project_4.5_Acknowledgements - will 
populate after I ran the stats script after the last commit
* Lars: http://wiki.xenproject.org/wiki/Xen_Project_4.5_Man_Pages - done, but 
links are broken until the branch is made

= (Owned) Making the Release = 
Typically done by Ian Jackson and me.

See http://wiki.xenproject.org/wiki/Checklist/XenHypervisorRelease

= (Owned) Press release / Blog post =
Done by Sarah Conway and me
Status: have a draft press release and blog post (see 
http://lists.xenproject.org/archives/html/publicity/2015-01/msg00001.html) - 
feel free to check your feature description

Open Issue: Konrad to check whether he is allowed to publish the blog post 
under his name. If not we can create a Release Manager account to publish it 


On 5 Jan 2015, at 20:08, konrad.wilk@xxxxxxxxxx wrote:

> Xen 4.5-rc4 was out on Monday (Dec 15th). The GA
> General Release is on Jan 7th^H^H^14th!
> There are some outstanding patches on which we need to figure
> out whether we will commit them in or not.
> When we commit a patch in, the OSSTest takes a day or so to push it to 
> 'master'
> - and if it fails during that time patches that are later in the sequence are
> not applied. Hence if everything works out great - we get the patches
> to show up next day - however if something breaks - we are stalled.
> Ian(s) has pointed to me that the OSSTest is sometimes on the fritz and that 
> it
> might take more than one day to push patches through which means we won't
> make it by Wednesday.
> As such, moving it the release by a week to give us ample room to get through
> those changes.
> These are the patches that need to be investigated whether they should
> go in or not:
> VT-d: don't crash when PTE bits 52 and up are non-zero
> VT-d: extend XSA-59 workaround to XeonE5 v3 (Haswell)
> VT-d: make XSA-59 workaround fully cover XeonE5/E7 v2
> x86/VPMU: Clear last_vcpu when destroying VPMU
> tools/hotplug: add wrapper to start xenstored
> tools/hotplug: remove EnvironmentFile from xen-qemu-dom0-disk-backend.service
> tools/hotplug: use XENCONSOLED_TRACE in xenconsoled.service
> tools/hotplug: use xencommons as EnvironmentFile in xenconsoled.service
> tools/hotplug: xendomains.service depends on network
> tools/hotplug: remove XENSTORED_ROOTDIR from xenstored.service
> tools/hotplug: remove SELinux options from var-lib-xenstored.mount
> tools/libxl: Use of init()/dispose() to avoid leaking libxl_dominfo.ss
> xen: arm: correct off-by-one error in consider_module
> = Timeline =
> Xen 4.5 is a 10 month release. The dates are:
> * Feature Freeze: 24th September 2014
> * First RC: 24th October [Friday!]
> * RC2: Nov 11th
> * RC2 Test-day: Nov 13th
> * RC3: Dec 3rd.
> * RC3 Test-day: Dec 4th
> * RC4: Dec 15th
> * RC4 Test-day: Dec 17th
> <==== WE ARE HERE ===>
> Release Date: Jan 14th.
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