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Re: [Xen-devel] Xen 4.2 release plan (Was: Re: 4.2 TODO update)

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: xen-devel-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:xen-devel-
> bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Ian Campbell
> Sent: Monday, March 12, 2012 9:38 AM
> To: xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [Xen-devel] Xen 4.2 release plan (Was: Re: 4.2 TODO update)
> On Mon, 2012-03-12 at 12:11 +0000, Ian Campbell wrote:
> [4.2 TODO list]
> So the list is getting to be quite manageable. I think it is time we
> started discussing plans for a 4.2, timelines etc.
> As a starting point for discussion how about the following:
> After next week's TODO list update (19 March) I start taking a much
> harder line on what goes on the TODO list, especially the blocker list.
> A strong case will have to be made for why any particular addition is
> critical to Xen 4.2. This means that posting additions this week means
> you will have a much greater chance of that item making it onto the list
> for 4.2!
> We then continue to focus on reducing the TODO list with a view to doing
> a feature freeze on, lets say, 2 April (3 weeks from today, 2 weeks from
> the "TODO list freeze").
> At that point we become strict about not taking new features which are
> not already on the TODO list, becoming increasingly strict WRT nice-to-
> have vs blocker.
> Aim to have -rc0 mid to late April, continuing weekly "Until Its
> Ready(tm)", expecting the release itself to land in May or June.
> Any thoughts? Too Aggressive? Too Pessimistic?
> Ian.
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I am still working on a patch set for the BIOS module pass-through. I did not 
receive any responses to my RFC so I just started putting it together. I am 
working at getting the rest of it done today and spending tomorrow testing. Is 
it going to be too late for this to be considered?


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