[Bug 525741] Re: [FFe] VMBuilder 0.12.0

Soren Hansen soren at ubuntu.com
Mon Feb 22 23:03:37 GMT 2010

The delta between the 0.11 and 0.12 branches is vast, and bugfixes from
0.12 are going to be a hassle to backport to 0.11.

The upstream focus of development is 0.12, and certainly lucid+1 will
have 0.12 (or later), so 0.11 will, unless someone dedicates ressources
to maintaining it, be abandoned.

After Hardy was released, ubuntu-vm-builder was rewritten from a rather
large shell script to the python project that is VMBuilder. The Hardy
version really could have benefited from a lot of the bugs we fixed in
the new implementation, but backporting them was an extreme hassle, and
as a result the version in Hardy was virtually left to rot. Arguably,
the situation isn't quite as bad this time (it's, after all, still the
same programming language), but I'd really like to have the LTS version
of VMBuilder be as maintainable as possible for as long as possible, and
I think 0.12 gives us that.

[FFe] VMBuilder 0.12.0
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