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Xen 3.0 released

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December 5, 2005
Xen 3.0 is out, with lots of new features including the ability to run unmodified OSes on virtualization enabled hardware (e.g. Windows on Intel VT-x processors), SMP guest operating systems, compatible with large (>4GB) memory and AGP/DRM graphics enabled. Time to go out and buy one of those fancy new processors. Here's the announcement from the Xen developers list: [![](/u/2007/03/11/xenlogo.png) ](http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/Research/SRG/netos/xen/)
Folks, Now seems a good time to call a Xen 3.0.0 release! We've been seeing good stability on the XenRT regression tests for the last couple of weeks, and the number of bug reports submitted to bugzilla have dropped right down. It's time to get a bigger group of people to start beating up on it... mercurial source: http://xenbits.xensource.com/xen-3.0-testing.hg Along with the usual binary install tarball, we've created a new live-iso demo CD, and some RPM packages for common linux distros. Among the RPM downloads are 'xen-friendly' glibc packages. See http://www.xensource.com/xen/downloads [Please use the Torrent versions if you can; http downloads require email registration so we can control server load over the next few days.] I expect we'll be spinning fixes to the 3.0 series fairly frequently over the next few weeks. You'll be able to find the very latest updates by pulling source from the 3.0-testing.hg tree, or using the nightly builds. For the next few weeks, the xen-unstable.hg tree will be used to test further releases in the 3.0.x series (we'll checkin the version of linux 2.6.14 that has xen as a sub-arch that's currently sitting in linux-2.6-xen.hg), before forking off to become the 3.1 development branch once things have settled down on 3.0. As usual, please send those bug reports to the mailing lists and bugzilla! Best, Ian