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Re: [virt-tools-list] [PATCH 3/4] install script: add install_script_avatar entity



On Thu, Nov 8, 2012 at 3:33 PM, Zeeshan Ali (Khattak)
<zeeshanak gnome org> wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 22, 2012 at 5:28 PM, Zeeshan Ali (Khattak)
> <zeeshanak gnome org> wrote:
>> On Mon, Oct 22, 2012 at 5:28 PM, Fabiano Fidêncio <fabiano fidencio org> wrote:
>>> On Mon, Oct 22, 2012 at 12:16 PM, Zeeshan Ali (Khattak)
>>> <zeeshanak gnome org> wrote:
>>>> On Sun, Oct 21, 2012 at 7:08 AM, Fabiano Fidêncio <fabiano fidencio org> wrote:
>>>>> Firstly, sorry for a too late reply. :(
>>>>>
>>>>> On Tue, Aug 28, 2012 at 11:03 AM, Zeeshan Ali (Khattak)
>>>>> <zeeshanak gnome org> wrote:
>>>>>> On Tue, Aug 28, 2012 at 5:43 AM, Fabiano Fidêncio <fabiano fidencio org> wrote:
>>>>>>> On Mon, Aug 27, 2012 at 8:14 PM, Zeeshan Ali (Khattak)
>>>>>>> <zeeshanak gnome org> wrote:
>>>>>>>> On Tue, Aug 28, 2012 at 1:54 AM, Fabiano Fidêncio <fabiano fidencio org> wrote:
>>>>>>>>> On Mon, Aug 27, 2012 at 7:43 PM, Zeeshan Ali (Khattak)
>>>>>>>>> <zeeshanak gnome org> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>> On Tue, Aug 28, 2012 at 12:57 AM, Fabiano Fidêncio <fabiano fidencio org> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>> On Mon, Aug 27, 2012 at 6:03 PM, Zeeshan Ali (Khattak)
>>>>>>>>>>> <zeeshanak gnome org> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>>> On Sun, Aug 26, 2012 at 11:50 AM, Fabiano Fidêncio <fabiano fidencio org> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>>>> Add a new entity called OsinfoInstallScriptAvatar to help the creation
>>>>>>>>>>>>> of an Avatar file for an install script. If avatar entity needs to be
>>>>>>>>>>>>> set, just add, in the .xml's script file:
>>>>>>>>>>>>> <avatar>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>     <image-type>...</image-type>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>     <extension>...</extension>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>     <alpha>...</alpha>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>     <width>...</width>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>     <height>...</height>
>>>>>>>>>>>>> </avatar>
>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>> I don't quit follow one major thing here: What is the direction of the
>>>>>>>>>>>> OsinfoInstallScriptAvatar? Is app setting it on libosinfo or app
>>>>>>>>>>>> getting it from libosinfo? How would a typical usage look like?
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> App is getting it from libosinfo. With this entity, we can drop
>>>>>>>>>>> AvatarFormat boxes' class and get this info from install-script.
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> Ah ok so its all about script telling app that if it needs to add a
>>>>>>>>>> user avatar, which format it needs to be in? If so, how does app know
>>>>>>>>>> which filename to use with avatar?
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> How is it done in gnome-boxes?
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> You are writing the Boxes patch so you tell me. :) If you are asking
>>>>>>>> about existing code, it simply uses the username + extention as the
>>>>>>>> filename. We'll need a way to create/get avatar filename for/to the
>>>>>>>> application. My idea would be to treat this similar to how we deal
>>>>>>>> with windows XP's .cmd and .reg files. They are not scripts either but
>>>>>>>> we treat them as such.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> BTW, how does this patch work with your avatar releted code in commit 1d9822ae ?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Hmmm. Looks like we need to improve OsinfoInstallScriptAvatar to
>>>>>>> support, beyond what is supported:
>>>>>>> - mount point
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Thats very much specific to boxes code.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> - source path
>>>>>>> - destination path
>>>>>
>>>>> So, we will keep only these info:
>>>>> - filename
>>>>> - disk
>>>>> - image-type
>>>>> - extension (optional, default value is "")
>>>>> - alpha
>>>>> - width (optional, default value is -1)
>>>>> - height (optional, default value is -1)
>>>>
>>>> Yes except that disk is supposed to be a config prop/param, not avatar.
>>>
>>> Right!
>>>
>>>>
>>>>>>   * config parameter to specify avatar filename/path. In fedora.xml,
>>>>>> you can then replace:
>>>>> filename *and* path? should be just filename, right?
>>>>
>>>> A '/' means "or" (or at least whats I think it means). In above
>>>> context "whatever the exact name".
>>>
>>> Okay, filename should include the entire path to the image as I thought.
>>
>> If by image, you mean the avatar file yes and the path inside the
>> avatar-disk (not the host as copying to the disk should be completely
>> left to app).
>
> I just realized that this avatar is different case than our scripts in
> the sense that OS doesn't know about it being on the unattended disk
> and we copy the avatar manually so filename and extention are
> redundant here as we can give any name to the avatar file as we need
> from the scripts.

filename, type and extension should be drop then, right?

>
> Sorry to ask you to change this once again but nothing very difficult,
> just drop these paremeters/properties (both from code and xml).

not a problem, at all.

>
> I'll soon be submitting a patch to add API for apps to specify avatar
> disk and location to the script.

Waiting for your changes :)

>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Zeeshan Ali (Khattak)
> FSF member#5124


Best Regards,
--
Fabiano Fidêncio


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