[Spice-devel] Spice in Fedora Rawhide?
alexl at redhat.com
Fri Apr 23 00:32:57 PDT 2010
On Thu, 2010-04-22 at 08:58 -0400, Matthew Miller wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 22, 2010 at 10:28:14AM +0200, Alexander Larsson wrote:
> > The next major problem is that
> > Fedora doesn't really accept "leaf" libraries (i.e. ones not used by an
> > application), so we need to get the fedora qemu to use spice, which
> > means we need to get upstream qemu to take patches for spice support.
> Getting upstream qemu to have the patches sounds important regardless, but
> I'm unclear on the first part of what you say here. Wouldn't any libraries
> needed for spice by definition be used by an application?
As gerd said, spice isn't really an app as such. Its just a library used
by another app (qemu). So, until the qemu used in fedora (which is gonna
be the upstream qemu) supports spice we'll have a hard time getting it
> > This work is led by Gerd Hoffmann and can be followed in this list. We
> > hope to have patches that we can send to upstream qemu very soon.
> I think it'd probably be productive to have the existing (or a new) yum
> repository for fedora ready to go. It could hold the patched qemu, plus
> RPMs of nightly snapshots of the source. Does that make sense? It's
> something I could work on if it'd be helpful.
Once we land the kraxel branches and switch to the new qemu repo i think
we're stable enough for this and it would make a lot of sense to me.
> I don't see any spec file templates in the git trees -- do you have those
> internally somewhere?
We have spec files for RHEL, but things have changed enough wrt building
spice that I'm not sure they are all that useful.
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