The initial public release of the Hosted Xen project (KXen) is now
available. KXen lets you run the Xen core as a Type-2 VMM, on top of
a regular operating system. This release supports 32-bit Windows XP,
Vista and Win7 as the host operating system. This release uses a
snapshot of the Xen core used in Citrix's XenServer product. Future
releases will be based on open source xen-3.4 and xen-unstable. This
release is in the form of a snapshot of the latest working sources
(kxen-preview-090323-src.tar.bz2) and an archive of binaries built
from those sources (kxen-preview-090323-windows.zip).
Xen is the leading open source Type-1 VMM, providing a fast, robust
and secure virtualization platform. KXen leverages the Xen
technology, extending the range of environments in which the same core
engine can be used to existing desktops, laptops and allowing
scenarios like run from usb stick.
Work is underway to support MacOSX as the host, as well as 64-bit
versions of Windows. The windows 32-bit host code is designed such
that it is easy to port to other host operating systems.