Hey folks, Before we bump the agreed upon minimum versions for libvirt and QEMU for 'Stein', we need to do the tedious work of picking the NEXT_MIN_* versions for the 'T' (which is still in the naming phase) release, which will come out in the autumn (Sep-Nov) of 2019.
Proposal -------- Looking at the DistroSupportMatrix, it seems like we can pick the libvirt and QEMU versions supported by the next LTS release of Ubuntu -- 18.04; "Bionic", which are: libvirt: 4.0.0 QEMU: 2.11 Debian, Fedora, Ubuntu (Bionic), openSUSE currently already ship the above versions. And it seems reasonable to assume that the enterprise distribtions will also ship the said versions pretty soon; but let's double-confirm below. Considerations and open questions --------------------------------- (a) KVM for IBM z Systems: John Garbutt pointed out on IRC that: "IBM announced that KVM for IBM z will be withdrawn, effective March 31, 2018 [...] development will not only continue unaffected, but the options for users grow, especially with the recent addition of SuSE to the existing support in Ubuntu." The message seems to be: "use a regular distribution". So this is covered, if we a version based on other distributions. (b) Oracle Linux: Can you please confirm if you'll be able to release libvirt and QEMU to 4.0.0 and 2.11, respectively? (c) SLES: Same question as above. Assuming Oracle Linux and SLES confirm, please let us know if there are any objections if we pick NEXT_MIN_* versions for the OpenStack 'T' release to be libvirt: 4.0.0 and QEMU: 2.11. * * * A refresher on libvirt and QEMU release schedules ------------------------------------------------- - There will be at least 12 libvirt releases (_excluding_ maintenance releases) by Autumn 2019. A new libvirt release comes out every month. - And there will be about 4 releases of QEMU. A new QEMU release comes out once every four months.  http://git.openstack.org/cgit/openstack/nova/commit/?h=master&id=28d337b -- Pick next minimum libvirt / QEMU versions for "Stein"  https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/LibvirtDistroSupportMatrix  http://kvmonz.blogspot.com/2017/03/kvm-for-ibm-z-withdrawal.html  https://libvirt.org/downloads.html#schedule -- /kashyap __________________________________________________________________________ OpenStack Development Mailing List (not for usage questions) Unsubscribe: openstack-dev-requ...@lists.openstack.org?subject:unsubscribe http://lists.openstack.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/openstack-dev