- Contact: tech-pkg, port-xen
- Mentors: Jean-Yves Migeon
- Duration estimate: 1-3 weeks, depending on targetted operating system
Libvirt is a project that aims at bringing yet-another-level of abstraction to the management of different virtualization technologies; it supports a wide range of virtualization technologies, like Xen, VMWare, KVM and containers.
A package for libvirt was added to pkgsrc under sysutils/libvirt, however it requires more testing before all platforms supported by pkgsrc can also seamlessly support libvirt.
The purpose of this project is to investigate what is missing in libvirt (in terms of patches or system integration) so it can work out-of-the-box for platforms that can benefit from it. GNU/Linux, NetBSD, FreeBSD and Solaris are the main targets.