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Re: [fedora-virt] QEMU new Package



On Tue, 2009-02-03 at 21:58 +0000, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 03, 2009 at 06:11:31PM -0200, Glauber Costa wrote:
> > Hi guys.
> > 
> > I've built a qemu image in here:
> > 
> > http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/taskinfo?taskID=1102151
> > 
> > It contains the basic work to get qemu package updated. Basically,
> > we're talking about getting the qemu code from svn and creating multiple
> > packages, so one could grab just the architecture of interest.
> > Todo, is the creation of a meta-package to grab'em all at once.
> > 
> > This is also the first step in merging qemu and kvm packages, which
> > I'd like to do in two steps.
> > 
> > 1) This one.
> > 2) replace qemu-svn with kvm-userspace
> > 
> > The later is not as trivial as it seems. Nobody exercices this path
> > usually, and we're likely to find bugs that prevent the build to finish
> > (Well, I tested, and there _are_ bugs ;-) ). But I believe we can have
> > it sorted out.
> > 
> > If no one has any major opposition to the state of things, I intend to
> > commit it to CVS tomorrow (with some minor changes), and put it into
> > rawhide so we can start having a more serious testing out of it.
> 
> Has anyone discussed with the upstream QEMU developers about doing a
> new release. I've seen no such discussions on the public qemu-devel
> list. If QEMU guys are planning a new release soon, then we'd have
> no need for a CVS snapshot, or at least confidence that QEMU guys
> consider it geting stable enough that a release is viable. If the
> QEMU devs don't consider a new release viable I'd like to know why
> they think this, *before* we subject Fedora users to a CVS snapshot.

Yep, see:

  http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/qemu-devel/2009-02/msg00138.html

Given that plan, pulling in svn snapshots is similar to pulling in
release candidates from upstreams that do release candidates.

Cheers,
Mark.


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