[Spice-devel] Announcing spice 0.9.0
alevy at redhat.com
Sat Jul 23 11:02:47 PDT 2011
On Sat, Jul 23, 2011 at 01:21:18PM -0400, John A. Sullivan III wrote:
> On Sat, 2011-07-23 at 20:14 +0300, Alon Levy wrote:
> > On Sat, Jul 23, 2011 at 12:43:05PM -0400, John A. Sullivan III wrote:
> > > On Sat, 2011-07-23 at 19:13 +0300, Alon Levy wrote:
> > > > Hi All,
> > > >
> > > > I'm happy to announce the first 0.9.x spice development
> > > > release 0.9.0. This release is in preparation to a 0.10.0
> > > > release in sync with Fedora 16 freeze schedule (ish). Not
> > > > much new, but a lot of code churn.
> > > >
> > > > Major changes in spice 0.9.0:
> > > > =============================
> > > > * !Development Release!
> > > > * volume synchronization between client and guest (client->guest only)
> > > > * turbo-jpeg used to avoid expensive color conversion in mjpeg encoder.
> > > > * Cleanups
> > > >
> > > > You can download source tarbals for spice-0.9.0 here:
> > > > http://spice-space.org/download.html
> > > >
> > > <snip>
> > > Great news! Any chance the turbo-jpeg change will be pushed down to
> > > 0.8.x? Thanks - John
> > >
> > Unfortunately I can't give you an ETA for that, or even say it will happen. We
> > are currently focused on getting the next 0.10.0 release, and working on the next
> > RHEL 6.2 releases.
> > Why not try the 0.9.0 release? it is what will become 0.10.0 and could certainly
> > use some more users. It should be pretty stable (Famous Last Words).
> > Alon
> We were trying to stay with the repositories but, considering the issues
> we are having with 0.8 as we examine if it is production ready, we
> probably should go with 0.9. Is there a repository for it? If not, is
There is no repository for 0.9.
I don't think there is *that* much difference between 0.8 and 0.9 - if you
want to see the improvement Christophe did to the mjpeg encoding, sure, but
don't expect it to fix the 1:5 ratio you noticed. I haven't tried to
reproduce that ratio yet - so I don't know if it is your environment or
just a shortage of spice, but the bottom line is it won't be fixed by
switching to 0.9
> it safe to use the 0.8 source rpms and rebuild with new source? If not,
> we'll simply compile from source and try to keep it all straight.
> Thanks - John
It shoud work by just dropping in the 0.9 source and changing the version
in the spec, or you can build from source.
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