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Re: [Xen-users] Strengthening The Xen On-Ramp

  • To: Russ Pavlicek <russell.pavlicek@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • From: Daniel Shub <Daniel.Shub@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2013 17:57:40 +0100
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Determining if the information I can find on the wiki (or web in general) applies to MY version was/is my biggest problem. Obviously this is a hard problem to tackle, but the use of a wiki to deliver information may not be best. For example, a number of people might be stuck using the xm toolstack for a while so converting the documentation the xl toolstack may not be best. The documentation needs to be linked to the version, but who the hell wants to maintain multiple sets of documentation.


I also found the wiki went from trivial easy to way over my head very quickly. The wiki and web helped me get a basic dom0 and domU up and running, but doing slightly more difficult things (e.g., networking, vga passthrough) got technical quickly.


From: xen-users-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:xen-users-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of chris
Sent: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 5:39 PM
To: Russ Pavlicek
Cc: xen-users
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Strengthening The Xen On-Ramp


The wiki was useful for me for certain things, the mailing list was my best resource, though some things in my experience are quite dated. Also the various interfaces and mechanisms have changed so significantly during the time from xenlinux->pv_ops, xm->xl, that it can really be tough. I know a few people I spoke highly of Xen and tried to set it up found it extremely frustrating figuring out what information was actually accurate and all the little quirks that vary from version to version and distro to distro

just my 2 cents


On Mon, Jun 17, 2013 at 10:39 PM, Russ Pavlicek <russell.pavlicek@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I am trying to identify what learning materials we need to make Xen
more approachable by new users.

If you or someone in your organization tried to learn Xen in the past
year or so, how did you do it?

What pages did you use?
 Anything else?

What material couldn't you find that you wished you could find?
What material would have been more useful if it was more complete or
more current?


Russ Pavlicek
Xen Project Evangelist

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