[libvirt] Release of libvirt-0.4.5

Daniel Veillard veillard at redhat.com
Mon Sep 8 16:07:53 UTC 2008

  It was really time for a new release, the ChangeLog is huge ...
Main features are the improvement of OpenVZ and LXC, the uniform XML
handling (and hence format) though all drivers, improvements in devices
handling for QEmu/KVM and storage pool source discovery.

  Available as usual at ftp://libvirt.org/libvirt/

Full log of change is huge:

* New features:
 - NETNS support for Linux containers (Dan Smith)
 - unified XML domain and network parsing for all drivers (Daniel Berrange)
 - OpenVZ features improvements (Evgeniy Sokolov)
 - OpenVZ and Linux containers support now default
 - USB device passthrough for QEmu/KVM (Guido Günther)
 - storage pool source discovery (David Lively)
* Portability:
 - fixes for MinGW (Atsushi SAKAI and Daniel Berrange)
 - detection of xen lib improvement (David Lively)
 - storage backend portability for SLES (David Lively)
 - fix make distclean and distcheck (Jim Meyering)
 - fix build failures on RHEL4
 - lot of MinGW portability fixes (Atsushi SAKAI and Daniel Berrange)
 - HTML generation fix
 - -lpthread explicit linking when needed (Jim Meyering)
* Documentation:
 - various typo fixes (Anton Protopopov, Toth István, Atsushi SAKAI,
   Nguyen Anh Quynh)
 - Java bindings docs
 - remove Xen centric comments (Guido Günther)
 - various typo in comments (Chris Lalancette)
 - docs and API comments fixes (Charles Duffy)
 - how to contribute to open source link (Richard Jones)
 - memory unit fixups (matthew chan)
* Bug fixes:
 - memory leaks and testing for OOM (Daniel Berrange)
 - do_open driver bug(Evgeniy Sokolov)
 - don't use polkit auth when running as non-root (Daniel Berrange)
 - boot of CDRom devices in QEmu/KVM (Daniel Berrange)
 - fix OpenVZ probe function (Evgeniy Sokolov)
 - ID related lookup fixes in OpenVZ (Evgeniy Sokolov)
 - pool cration for netfs (Cole Robinson)
 - check for migrate support with QEmu (Guido Günther)
 - check against double create with QEmu (Guido Günther)
 - broken open failure detection in QEmu (Guido Günther)
 - UUID string conversions in QEmu (Guido Günther)
 - various small cleanup and bug fixes (Daniel Berrange)
 - ID related fixes in the test driver (Daniel Berrange)
 - better error reporting on XML parsing (Daniel Berrange)
 - empty CD-ROM source device section (Chris Lalancette)
 - avoid crashes for interface without a name in QEmu (Guido Günther)
 - provide the real vncport (Charles Duffy)
 - fix forward delay (Daniel Berrange)
 - new VM state is initialized to be SHUTOFF (Daniel Berrange)
 - virsh attach-disk bug fixes (Chris Lalancette)
 - veth clash of device names (Dan Smith)
 - connection lookup fixes on storage creation (Cole Robinson)
 - parted call fix (Cole Robinson)
 - use "server" option when using serial/telnet with QEmu (Mark McLoughlin)
 - duplicate virInitialize calls (Nguyen Anh Quynh)
 - many fixes to virExec and related functions (Daniel Berrange)
 - size of disk without partitions (Cole Robinson)
 - creating and cleaning up logical volumes with target path (Cole Robinson)
 - fix reporting of virConnectOpen problems (Daniel Berrange)
 - veth cleanup at shutdown (Dan Smith)
 - lookup of Xen VMs after define (Cole Robinson)
 - fix emulator reported capabilities (Cole Robinson)
 - avoid segfault on KVM CD eject (Cole Robinson)
 - fix disk ordering and avoid duplicate in QEmu XML parsing (Cole Robinson)
 - update domain XML after device hotplug (Cole Robinson)
 - use poweroff instead of halt when shutting down a Xen domain (John Levon)
 - don't dump core of Xen domain live by default (John Levon)
 - vgcreate command line size bug (Jim Fehlig)
 - signed/unsigned issue in probing file (Cole Robinson)
 - Fix Xen domains without PVFB console (Daniel Berrange)
 - OpenVZ config read bug fix (Evgeniy Sokolov).
* Improvements:
 - improved failure diagnostic for TAP (Jim Meyering)
 - better exec and error diagnostic for OpenVZ commands (Evgeniy Sokolov)
 - OpenVZ auto start and stop of domains (Evgeniy Sokolov)
 - OpenVZ domain cpu time consumption (Evgeniy Sokolov)
 - virsh shutdown improvements and test (Jim Meyering)
 - better report of XML well formedness errors (Richard Jones)
 - new XML elements (Daniel Berrange)
 - virsh "edit" command (Richard Jones)
 - save UUID of OpenVZ domains (Evgeniy Sokolov)
 - improve xen blocks statistics (Chris Lalancette)
 - gnulib updates (Jim Meyering)
 - allow to add disk as USB devices (Guido Günther)
 - LXC container process should survive libvirtd restarts (Daniel Berrange)
 - allow to define static host domain configs
 - number of CPU used by OpenVZ domains (Evgeniy Sokolov)
 - private root fs for LXC (Daniel Berrange)
 - storage source information in storage pools (David Lively)
 - virsh reports attach and detach success (Cole Robinson)
 - detect failure in QEmu eject command (Cole Robinson)
 - add support for eect on floppy and SCSI cdroms for QEmu (Cole Robinson)
 - LXC hypervisor version extraction (Dan Smith)
 - Augeas config file support (Daniel Berrange)
 - support for a domain name in network config (JJ Reynolds).
* Cleanups:
 - Python verbosity cleanup (Ryan Scott)
 - space and tabs cleanups (Atsushi SAKAI)
 - OpenVZ and LXC drivers cleanup and unification of XML handling (Daniel Berrange)
 - updates to Relax-NG XML schemas (John Levon and Daniel Berrange)
 - more printf format checkings (Jim Meyering)
 - VIR_FREE related cleanups (Jim Meyering)
 - integer string parsing cleanup (Evgeniy Sokolov)
 - initial OpenVZ xml refactoring (Evgeniy Sokolov)
 - better error message on domain redefine (Charles Duffy)
 - check XML files against the RNG Schemas (Daniel Berrange)
 - const-correctness in virsh (Richard Jones and Jim Meyering)
 - const-correctness and cleanups in LXC and OpenVZ drivers (Daniel Berrange)
 - virFileLinkPointsTo rewrite (Jim Meyering)
 - cleanup of the conditional compilation of C files (Daniel Berrange)
 - shell quoting fixes (Jim Meyering)
 - parallel build support (James Morris and Jim Meyering)
 - new convenenience virFileReadLimFD function (Jim Meyering). 

   A lot of people contributed to this release with patches, reports
or documentations, thanks everybody !


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