12 Apr 2006 DV   » (Master)

libvirt 0.1.0

Yup, another release from the canned penguins dept :-) . The API got extended a bit but it's mostly a large revamp of the internals to follow a driver model, so it gets easier to keep the code clean, and contribute support for other virtualization engines than Xen.

There is still quite a bit of work needed, for example acces the Xen Daemon though XML-RPC for versions of xen >= 3.0.2 (which is out apparently). I started incorporating patches coming from various contributors, I like this !

French invades Fedora Planet

it's fun, but a bit disturbing to see 50% of the posts in French. Bienvenue a bord ! Oh I don't believe blogs billets should be limited to a single language even though I stick to english only usually.

Ekiga-2.0.1 and FC5

Ekiga-2.0.1 is a clear success from my point of view, it's installed by default on Fedora Core 5, and so far I received only one bug report: I didn't switch avahi support on (I was a bit conservative, I will switch it on when pushing 2.0.2 when released). In general Fedora Core 5 looks great to me, I miss my old friends xv and xsysinfo, but rhythmbox is a great improvement, audio support is better in general. Unfortunately I can't run my desktop as a Xen Domain-0 because X crashes randomly every day or so :-\ . I also don't activate beagled by default due to the near continuous drive accesses it generates, even after a couple of days (i.e. when I would have expected its database to be initialized). Yum and Extras support works well, that is great too.

Spring is late

really cold lately here, we got snow on the mountains just a few hundred meters above Grenoble. I planted a bunch of new flowers in the balcony, but they are growing slowly due to this. There is a rose bud which is showing up anyway I guess everything will start blooming as soon as I leave for vacations in May ... On the other hand the orchids are in good shape inside, it's nice to have them blooming next to the desk. The habaneros pepers seeds germinated well and I should have some burning hot but delicious pepers this summer :-). I look forward vacations in Asia, hopefully I will be able to import new orchids, well if I manage to get through the french importation administative hassles...

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