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[Xen-community] Xen.org Weekly Newsletter Vol 10 No 1

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Date: Fri, 8 Jan 2010 08:25:39 -0500
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Welcome to the new Xen.org weekly newsletter with a variety of information to keep you updated on all things Xen. This newsletter is an upgrade from my previous weekly communications and is meant to offer a broader scope of Xen.org activities. Please feel free to contact me with suggestions for the newsletter at stephen.spector@xxxxxxxx


Xen News

                * "Cloud Computing the Xen Way" published in latest edition of Latinux Magazine (http://latinuxmagazine.com/)

                * 2010 Xen.org Community Manager goals published: Solutions - Promotion - Globalization. Read more at http://blog.xen.org/index.php/2010/01/05/2010-community-manager-goals/

                * Xen Essentials ebook sample chapter on "Migrating Xen domainU Guests Between Host Systems" available at http://www.virtuatopia.com/index.php/Migrating_Xen_domainU_Guests_Between_Host_Systems

                * Xen Survey on "Does Xen.org need a mascot like other open source projects?" at http://blog.xen.org/index.php/2010/01/07/xen-org-mascot-survey/


Xen Events

                * The Xen.org community is hosting a booth at SCALE 2010 in LA from Feb 19-21, 2010. If you are interested in assisting at the booth (and showing your Xen related solution) please contact  stephen.spector@xxxxxxx for more information.

                * Xen Summit North America is scheduled for April 21-22, 2010 in Sunnyvale, CA at AMD's facility. Event planning is underway so stay tuned for speaking and program committee announcements.

                * Xen Summit Asia 2009 – all presentations available at http://www.xen.org/xensummit/xensummit_fall_2009.html and vidoes now available on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/wigyori#p/u


Xen Products

                * Xen 4.0 development activities are finishing up as Keir Fraser will be creating a Release Candidate 1.0 either this week or next week. Please contact Keir if you have any features that you want included in RC 1.0.

                * All development authors of a 4.0 feature should submit information on that feature to Stephen Spector so a new Xen Datasheet can be created along with blog postings on the new product.


Xen Members in Action

                * Jan Beulich from Novell was very active in the development community this week submitting 5 patches and answering 15 questions on the xen-devel mailing list

                * Fajar Nugraha was the "super guru" of the week on xen-users mailing list answering 20 questions

                * Pasi Kärkkäinen gets the "everywhere member" of the week by answering 15 xen-users questions and 11 xen-devel questions.

                * Ahmed Kamal posted information on getting a console up and running with Xen Cloud Platform  (http://blog.xen.org/index.php/2010/01/04/taming-xen-cloud-platform-consoles/)

                * Zoltan Herpai did am amazing amount of work in converting all the Xen Summit Asia 2009 high-definition videos to YouTube formatted videos; see the entire conference on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/wigyori#p/u

                * Xen Developer Interview Series – Have you visited http://www.xen.org/community/devint.html to see some of the interviews?


Xen Weekly Statistics

                * Project Golden Ratio (http://blog.xen.org/index.php/2009/12/10/project-golden-ratio-update/) is underway with various items being tracked. I will highlight different numbers in the newsletter with full reports to the community on a monthly and quarterly basis.

                * Xen.org Website Stats from Jan 1-7

                                * 15,416 visitors

                                * Top five countries: United States, Germany, China, France, and UK

                                * 675 people read the new "What is Xen?" document  (http://www.xen.org/files/Marketing/WhatisXen.pdf)

                                * 392 people read the new "How Does Xen Work?" document (http://www.xen.org/files/Marketing/HowDoesXenWork.pdf)


The complete newsletter with all data including the summary of all xen-users/xen-devel/xen-api mailing lists can be found at http://wiki.xensource.com/xenwiki/January_8%2C_2010


Stephen Spector


Xen.org Community Manager

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