[libvirt] libvirt vs XenAPI

Daniel P. Berrange berrange at redhat.com
Mon Sep 8 08:47:00 UTC 2008

On Mon, Sep 08, 2008 at 08:56:49AM +0100, atif bajwa wrote:
> So the question is,
> Is there any particular reason that RHEL 5.2 did not upgrade Xen user space
> tools/libs. Novell SLES/SLED 10 SP2 and Oracle VM 2.1.x have upgraded the
> user space libs for remote management of Xen infrastructure.

Novell does not provide the same user ABI/API stability  guarentees that 
we do in RHEL. The change from Xen 3.0.x series to Xen 3.1.0 changes a 
number of user facing APIs / changes semantics of existing commands. This
is not acceptable to drop into a minor update of RHEL because it can cause
functional regressions for people deploying tools built on Xen.

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