Thanks for your contact. It is always a pleasure to get information
about who is using Kimchi.
Usually we make an effort to test Kimchi in the latest version of
Fedora, CentOS, openSUSE and Ubuntu available on time of a new Kimchi
We are trying now to get it tested on Debian too as it is required to
get the Kimchi package available in the official Ubuntu repositories.
(When I say 'we' I am talking about the most active developers in Kimchi
It would be good to have Kimchi supported on a Ubuntu LTS version as
well, but for that we will need a developer continually using it to
report and fix the issues and, we don't have one today.
Can you help us on that? Maybe get someone validating Kimchi time by
time on a Ubuntu LTS version and report the issues found.
That way we can have a better view on what is needed to make the Ubuntu
LTS support reality.
Please, feel free to share your thoughts on that and how we can join
efforts to make it happen.
On 01/27/2017 04:53 PM, WK wrote:
Approximately a year ago we discovered Kimchi and immediately tested
it on FC23 since that was one of the distro's supported.
The workgroups were very happy with having a browser GUI, and the
sysop guys love that they can still work on virsh with the command
line along with all their ansible scripts.
So last fall we put it into production with U16.4 LTS (kimchi 2.3.0)
since that was available at the time and it had newer qemu/libvirt
than Cent 7.x
We see that currently you moved on to kimchi/wok/ginger with 2.3.1 but
the .deb was targeted to U16.10. Fortunately, it install fine on 16.04
but we are little worried that when 17.04 comes out, the compatibility
with LTS will go away.
What is your distro support strategy?
Obviously with migration and the fact that libvirt is relatively
stable, bringing up newer hosts is not that hard but it does seem to
be a little unecessary and we would prefer to stick with a longer term
distro, though swapping out every 2 year (i.e. U18.4 LTS) would
certainly be fine.
We are agnostic as to Ubuntu/Redhat but in this case Ubuntu had the
newer tools and we actually noticed that things like storage migration
worked better on Ubuntu 16 vs FC23 because of that.
Thank you for your efforts either way.
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