Finally ! Last release was 18 months ago, and after a good week of testing the new libxml2 is out. I tried to process all pending patches fom GNOME bugzilla, most of them went in, after more or less massaging :) . There is also a new feature, transparent support for lzma compression, which is quite efficient in terms of squeezing the input without taking too much cycles compressing (and decompressing). Still this is mostly a bugfix release, but with enough changes that it is worth bumping the middle version. Get it from xmlsoft.org.
Libvirt flow of releases continues, the current version is 0.9.12 and I try to keep a release cycle close to one per month. I extracted the following graph of commits activity using gitstats:
The project had a peak of activity one year ago and this is slowly decreasing now, maybe the poject finally reached the main goals that contributors were looking for and while there is still a number of things left to do we are finally entering the stabilization phase of the project. Hard to tell, but maybe I will start to decrease the rate of the release, but that need discussion on the list first :-)
I have been invited t talk again at LinuxCon Japan next week. Last year was very interesting, with good discussions in many areas, and I hope this will be the case again this year. It is also good to meet with some users face-to-face as oral communication is so different from the way we proceed when using email. For me this is also a way to get different perspectives and look at the project and the whole ecosystem to try to get a more complete picture.
I usually update my systems only every other Fedora release but I think this time I'm gonna upgrade earlier to play with OpenVSwitch which sounds like a good way to solve a number of annoyances with networking setups :-)