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Re: [virt-tools-list] [libosinfo] Add Windows OS metadata



On Thu, Jun 16, 2011 at 08:14:00PM +0100, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 16, 2011 at 07:49:12PM +0300, Zeeshan Ali wrote:
> > From: "Zeeshan Ali (Khattak)" <zeeshanak gnome org>
> > +  <os id="http://microsoft.com/win2k8";>
> > +    <short-id>win2k8</short-id>
> > +    <name>Microsoft Windows Server 2008</name>
> > +    <version>6.0</version>
> > +    <vendor>Microsoft</vendor>
> > +    <upgrades id="http://microsoft.com/windows"/>
> > +  </os>
> > +
> > +  <os id="http://microsoft.com/vista";>
> > +    <short-id>vista</short-id>
> > +    <name>Microsoft Windows Vista</name>
> > +    <version>6.0</version>
> > +    <vendor>Microsoft</vendor>
> > +    <upgrades id="http://microsoft.com/windows"/>
> > +  </os>
> 
> You need to expose the product variant field somewhere, else there is
> no way to distinguish between these two operating systems.  IIRC for
> W2K8 this field contains "Server" and for Vista it contains "Client".
> If you have an existing Windows guest, run virt-inspector on it to
> display the product variant from the registry.
> 
> Product variants are also useful elsewhere.  In virt-inspector, we use
> this field to distinguish different spins of RHEL (like Red Hat
> Desktop vs. the regular Server spin).
> 
> http://libguestfs.org/virt-inspector.1.html#_operatingsystem_
> http://libguestfs.org/guestfs.3.html#guestfs_inspect_get_product_variant

We could introduce a new OS relationship for this purpose. eg Have
a general OS for 'vista', and then add further OS for the variants.
I imagine each would have the same supported hardware, so hardware
info could go into the generic 'vista' OS, but we could record the
different install media paths in the variants

  <os id="http://microsoft.com/vista/client";>
    <short-id>vista-client</short-id>
    <name>Microsoft Windows Vista Client Edition</name>
    <version>6.0</version>
    <vendor>Microsoft</vendor>
    <variant id="http://microsoft.com/vista"/>
    <media>
      ...
    </media>
  </os>

Daniel
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