Here are some Fedora virt happenings for December.
Fedora 20 released!
Fedora 20 was officially released on December 17th:
There was some last minute issues with the 'fedup' update tool, but they
should be resolved now. Just make sure you fully update F19 before trying to
upgrade to F20!
Since F20 is out, virt-preview for F19 will no longer be receiving new builds.
FWIW, no F21 schedule has been posted yet.
Libvirt 1.2.0, separate python bindings
libvirt 1.2.0 was released on Monday December 2nd 2013. Major changes:
- Add support for gluster pool (Eric Blake)
- Split out python binding (Daniel P. Berrange)
- vbox: add support for 4.3 APIs (Ryota Ozaki)
Per the second item there, the libvirt python bindings are now a standalone
project. This was mainly done to simplify distributing these bindings via pip
which was of interest to Openstack.
seabios 1.7.4 was released on December 23rd. Highlights from the changelog:
- Support for obtaining ACPI tables directly from QEMU.
- Initial support for XHCI USB controllers (initially for QEMU only).
- Support for booting from "pvscsi" devices on QEMU.
This will soon be heading to rawhide.
Total bugs on 2013-12-02 : 190
Total bugs on 2014-01-05 : 166
note: I dropped gnome-boxes from the stats. There isn't much perceptible bug
triaging happening with that component, so the numbers pretty much grow
without bound until Fedora goes end of life. Which makes it not all that
interesting to track here. 'spice' was added, it should have been there the
I also did a lot of F18 bug closing/confirming/deferring in preparation of F18
* Fedora 18 : 7
* Fedora 19 : 75
* Fedora 20 : 66
* Fedora rawhide : 18
* edk2 : 1
* gtk-vnc : 1
* ipxe : 4
* libguestfs : 7
* libosinfo : 1
* libvirt : 42
* libvirt-sandbox : 9
* netcf : 6
* openbios : 1
* qemu : 24
* seabios : 2
* spice : 11
* spice-gtk : 3
* virt-dmesg : 1
* virt-manager : 20
* virt-viewer : 7
* virt-what : 2
* virtio-win : 1
* xen : 10
* xorg-x11-drv-qxl : 13
* ASSIGNED : 11
* NEW : 142
* ON_QA : 1
* POST : 12
Bugs of note
libvirt-guests.service is broken in F20
Still waiting for some guidance from systemd folks, no solution yet.