21 Nov 2011 DV   » (Master)

Whoops: water resilient Linux

I forgot my motorola android phone in my pocket while sitting in the hot spring pool yesterday, I quickly realized
though, rushed it out of the water, disassembled, removed the battery in a hurry. Funilly the display did stay on as "normal" but the system didn't like this. Dried it and kept the pieces overnight on the UPS to dry out thoroughly, and replugged SIM and battery this morning ... working :-) . Except for that incident the hot spring trip was great, and Cheng definitely loves playing in the water !


In the category of stable software, libxml2 is relatively quiet though I need to do a release incorporating various XPath bugs. I'm quite slow at the maintenance those days (which I think is fine considering the project is really in maintenance mode), but I should get that release out ! Someone kick me :-)


In contrast libvirt development is *not* slowing down as I was expected. We still roll a release a month, each incorporating 300+ patches, and the trend is that the patch number is still increasing, leading to more volume on-list. I was naively thinking that since most APIs were done, the volume would start to decrease around one year ago, but nope, people still want more features, better hypervisors support, etc... and that's just fine :-)


One of the new library project I am looking at now is libStorageMgmt the goal is to provide management APIs for those external storages arrays like SANs. Right know they each have their own specific ways to manage partitionning, provisionning, etc... and we hope to be able to improve that, but it will take a while. The project is starting and currently looking at design options, if that field interrest you, get on the list and provide some feedback, it may be more useful to you when it gets usable :-)

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