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Thursday, February 07, 2019

Roadmap for 2019

Hello folks! I would like to share the roadmap for this year. I am going to focus on improving Toro to run light microservices on VMs. To achieve this, I am going to work on:
1. Reduce the generated image
2. Speed up the booting time
3. Support to microVM, e.g., Firecracker, NEMU.
Most microVM solutions avoid the using of emulated devices so it is very important to add support for more VirtIO devices. Therefore the next feature is 4) to develop the VirtIO block driver (see issue #158). In addition, Toro is going to support classic berkeley sockets for microservices that performs intense IO. Such a feature is currently developed in issue #268.