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Re: [Libguestfs] GObject bindings



On Tue, Jan 17, 2012 at 03:48:41PM +0000, Matthew Booth wrote:
> This is the first iteration of the GObject bindings. I have 'kicked the tyres'
> on these, meaning I have ensured that a bunch of basic manual tests work as
> expected. I'm in the process of adding more comprehensive tests.
> 
> Here's an example simple javascript program which uses these bindings:
> 
> ===
> const Guestfs = imports.gi.Guestfs;
> 
> print('Starting');
> var g = new Guestfs.Session();
> 
> var o = new Guestfs.AddDriveOpts({format: 'raw', iface: 'virtio'});
> g.add_drive_opts('tests/guests/fedora.img', null);
> g.launch();
> 
> r = g.inspect_os();
> m = g.inspect_get_mountpoints(r[0]);
> print(m['/boot']);
> 
> print('Finished');
> ===
> 
> Run this file as ./run gjs gobject-test.js

Since this is a brand new feature, I have no objection to integrating
this into libguestfs right away (provided it compiles!)

However, if we are going to do this, it would be nicer if the gobject
bindings could be explicitly disabled in configure, ie:

  ./configure --disable-gobject

so that if they cause problems in Fedora/Debian/other distros, the
packager can disable them until they get fixed.  Note that most (all?)
other language bindings can be disabled in this manner.

Rich.

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