Drop VMBuilder?

Registered by Serge Hallyn on 2011-04-20

It is not infrequently suggested that we should be stopping using VMBuilder in favor of the newer, supported image creation tools like live-build.

We should create a feature matrix to make sure that all of VMBuilder's functionality (i.e. ec2 image creation) is matched by another tool.

If features are missing, then VMBuilder cannot (yet) be dropped. If the community speaks up to say they prefer VMBuilder, then that will be valuable information.

Blueprint information

Status:
Not started
Approver:
Robbie Williamson
Priority:
Low
Drafter:
Scott Moser
Direction:
Approved
Assignee:
None
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
Accepted for oneiric
Implementation:
Deferred
Milestone target:
milestone icon ubuntu-11.10

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Sprints

Whiteboard

Work Items:
[mvo] move do-release-upgrade build/testing to live-build: POSTPONED
[utlemming] move oneiric cloud images build to live-build: DONE
[mdeslaur] vm-tools to live-build or something else: DONE
[davewalker] Investigate CCA requirement for vmbuilder: DONE
discuss with cody what is appropriate release to target for 11.10: POSTPONED
[davewalker] update web/wiki documentation to indicate deprecation of vmbuilder: POSTPONED
mailng list or blog request for upstream vmbuilder maintainer: POSTPONED
[nijaba] talk to canonical legal regarding droping CCA: POSTPONED
[davewalker] add deprecated warning on vm-builder: POSTPONED

Notes:
etherpad: http://pad.ubuntu.com/uds-o-server-o-drop-vmbuilder
etherpad-history: http://pad.ubuntu.com/ep/pad/view/uds-o-server-o-drop-vmbuilder/latest

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Work Items

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* Blueprints in grey have been implemented.