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From "Kelceydamage@bbits" <>
Subject Re: KVM code will be moved to plugin folder
Date Thu, 26 Jul 2012 16:28:30 GMT
I get it now too.

Thanks for the clarification

Sent from my iPhone

On Jul 26, 2012, at 9:17 AM, John Kinsella <> wrote:

> Got it, my bad…I saw the previous comments about "convenience builds" but didn't' fully
gather the ramifications.
> On Jul 26, 2012, at 8:06 AM, Kevin Kluge wrote:
> My understanding is that the "convenience builds" can include KVM support enabled.  
The source release will include the code with the build option off.   So most users won't
notice any changes.
> -kevin
> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Kinsella []
> Sent: Thursday, July 26, 2012 7:46 AM
> To: <<>>
> Subject: Re: KVM code will be moved to plugin folder
> So basically for a good portion of CloudStack users, we're removing
> functionality that they're currently using.
> Do we have any idea what percentage of CS users compile from source vs
> use packaged versions? How many users of the packaged product will decide
> to switch to a different platform where they don't have to jump through
> hoops to get it to work?
> If we go this route, and some third party happens to be packaging CS builds
> with kvm support enabled, would/could the Apache CloudStack download
> page provide a link to that?
> I know this has been discussed from a legal/engineering POV, but I'm
> envisioning some amount of teeth gnashing, just wondering the best way to
> handle it...I don't want to see headlines "CloudStack removes support for
> KVM" which is what the more dramatic will say.
> John
> On Jul 25, 2012, at 6:00 PM, Edison Su wrote:
> As kvm code depends on libvirt-java, which is incompatible with Apache
> license. I want to move it to plugin folder as we already did for other
> hypervisors, and add a compile option to turn on/off KVM compilation. By
> default, it's turned off.
> If you have any patches against agent/kvm code, please check them in
> ASAP. I want to start the moving in Friday.
> Any comments?
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