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Re: [virt-tools-list] VMM OSX port



Cole, thanks for the reply! That was all very helpful.

Sorry about the wrong list thing too btw. Take care guys!



On Wed, Jun 20, 2012 at 7:26 AM, Cole Robinson <crobinso redhat com> wrote:
> FYI the virt-manager list is virt-tools-list redhat com, CC'd.
>
> On 06/19/2012 07:33 PM, Gene Crucean wrote:
>> Hey everyone,
>>
>> I just subscribed to this list so please forgive me if I goof something up.
>>
>> I was looking into the possibility of porting VMM to OSX. Is this on the
>> todo list already? Or something that anyone else is hoping for? Since it's
>> all written in Python (with GTK for the UI), it doesn't seem like it would
>> be too bad of a port. The hard part is finding all of the pre-req's for OSX.
>>
>> Would someone that knows this code better than I, know of any walls I might
>> run into? Of course the gnome libs won't be available but I was thinking
>> those would get replaced with cocoa interface libs.
>>
>
> Porting from GTK to cocoa would be a pretty massive undertaking, you'd
> practically be rewriting the app.
>
>> I've never ported anything before (probably obvious :) so any tips/advice
>> are welcome.
>>
>>
>>
>
> This dep list is out of date (yeah virt-manager.org kinda sucks). Take a look
> at the virt-manager.spec.in file in the git repo/tarball, all the Requires:
> lines should give a more accurate picture.
>
>>
>> (Yay!)
>>  python  >= 2.4
>>  pygtk2 >= 1.99.12-6
>>  libxml2-python >= 2.6.23
>>
>> (Not sure if these exist for osx)
>>  libvirt-python >= 0.4.0
>>  python-virtinst >= 0.300.0
>
> These two are hard requirements.
>
>>  vte >= 0.12.2
>>  gtk-vnc >= 0.0.1
>>  PolicyKit >= 0.6
>>  dbus-python >= 0.61
>>
>
> These could be disabled with low effort, but virt-manager functionality would
> understandably suffer.
>
> - Cole



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