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From Kevin Kluge <>
Subject RE: KVM code will be moved to plugin folder
Date Thu, 26 Jul 2012 15:06:57 GMT
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


> -----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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