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Old 01-24-2010, 05:25 PM
Axel Beckert
Default Bug#566714: ITP: xen-tools -- Tools to manage Xen virtual servers

Package: wnpp
Owner: Axel Beckert <abe@deuxchevaux.org>
Severity: wishlist

* Package name : xen-tools
Version : 4.1
Upstream Author : originally Steve Kemp
* URL or Web page : http://www.xen-tools.org/
* License : GPL1+, Artistic License
Description : Tools to manage Xen virtual servers

Since I didn't notice in time that xen-tools has been removed from
unstable[1] and testing, this is an ITP instead of the ITA which it
would have been otherwise.

[1] http://bugs.debian.org/561667

I don't think it's obsolete yet -- at least not until xen Dom0 support
itself has been removed from Debian. Which is currently estimated to
be the case after squeeze unless Xen dom0 support gets into mainline.

I know that upstream stopped development since Steve doesn't use
xen-tools (nor xen) anymore.

So I'm currently evaluating how much work it would be to get xen-tools
back in shape for sid and possibly squeeze (partially by doing some of
that work of course :-) -- including looking through all previously
open bug reports and taking over upstream development.

So if anyone else wants xen-tools in squeeze (or for how long Xen will
be available in Debian) please get in contact with me. I'm happy about
any further helping hands to join the effort.

Regards, Axel
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