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Apache CloudStack 4.0.1-incubating Released!

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In case you missed it via the official Apache CloudStack blog, the Apache CloudStack 4.0.1-incubating release is now officially out!

This is strictly a bugfix release, no new features or major changes. The bugs addressed in this release are listed in the CHANGES file, as well as one minor security fix for 4.0.0 (CVE-2012-5616).

The release took a bit longer than planned, but I think this is another major milestone for the Apache CloudStack project: we’re getting the release process(es) ironed out, and getting closer to releases that run like clockwork. I expect that the 4.0.2-incubating release will take much less time, and the 4.1.0-incubating release will be on schedule (or very close).

A big thanks to David Nalley and Chip Childers for their assistance on this release - wearing the release manager hat for the first time, I had quite a few questions getting this release ready.

Also a big thanks to everyone that helped fix the issues addressed in this release, and to the folks who tested and voted on the release! We all know that bug fixing and evaluating point releases isn’t quite as much fun as working on/with new features, but it’s a big part of having a healthy project and delivering software that’s useful to a wider community.

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CloudStack 4.0 Release Schedule Update

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cloudstack-thumb-postIt’s been a while since we’ve had an update on the Apache CloudStack (incubating) 4.0 release, so let’s take a look at where we’re at.

One of the biggest blockers to the release has been making sure that all of the licensing issues are addressed. As a Citrix-sponsored project under the GPLv3, CloudStack had several dependencies that were shipped with it that were compatible with the GPL. Some of the dependencies have had to be dealt with in order to ensure that CloudStack could ship a source tarball that’s compliant with the Apache release guidelines.

This also includes establishing the licensing (if any) of files that you may not usually think about as having a license at all – e.g. configuration files. CloudStack ships with several configuration files for third-party programs like OpenSSH and rsyslog. That means a lot of additional time that’s been spent crossing t’s and dotting i’s that wasn’t factored into the original schedule.

Updated Schedule and Builds

Alex Huang has put forward a revised schedule and update on the status of the 4.0 release.

To summarize, the 4.0 release has passed code freeze stage, and you can find nightly builds on Note that these are not releases, as they haven’t been voted on and should be considered unofficial builds. But for folks who are interested in testing ahead of Apache CloudStack 4.0, these may be useful.

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