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Re: [fedora-virt] QEMU new Package



On Tue, Feb 03, 2009 at 10:08:03PM +0000, Mark McLoughlin wrote:
> 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.

Lucky timing ! Reaction so far from QEMU upstream seems fairly positive,
so testing the SVN snapshot in rawhide leading upto the release would
be reasonable, particularly as he proposed date of end of month would
fit in with F11 freeze reasonably well.

Daniel
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