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A New Version Of Libvirt Brings Many Changes

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Published on 04 July 2011 10:06 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
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Celebrating the US Independence Day, while many Americans are spending time with their families, drinking (usually nasty) beer and BBQ'ing, others talking to Microsoft, the Red Hat virtualization team has released a new version of libvirt. The libvirt 0.9.3 release brings many changes.

The 4 July release of libvirt 0.9.3 offers the new vcpupin libvirt API, supports reboots with the QEMU driver, supports multi-function PXI devices, and has many other API improvements. There's also improved documentation, greater portability, many bug-fixes, clean-ups, and numerous other improvements. While libvirt 0.9.2 was released just last month, the 0.9.3 change-log (as shown on the news page) is quite lengthy.

For those interested in this virtualization API/library that supports KVM, QEMU, Xen, VirtualBox, and many other virtualization systems, visit libvirt.org.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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