[Mageia-dev] qemu new upstream release (1.0-rc1) and should we move from qemu-kvm to qemu?

Kamil Rytarowski n54 at gmx.com
Wed Nov 16 12:53:41 CET 2011

On 16.11.2011 06:44, Buchan Milne wrote:
> On Wednesday, 16 November 2011 05:30:05 Kamil Rytarowski wrote:
>> On 14.11.2011 14:53, Buchan Milne wrote:
>>>>>     ( and given the discussion
>>>>> on ml, it should be soon )
>>>> When I ask the developers, they don't know if qemu will include the
>>>> patch at all and when (now or after one year) and they suggested to do
>>>> the openSUSE way (today the most recommended and full featured Linux
>>>> distro for GNS3).
>>> [...]
>>>> OK. So if gns3 can't be fixed for the stable - than should be removed
>>>> from the repos (for ISOs is to late).
>>>> If we don't provide qemu patch, then gns3 should be removed from
>>>> Cauldron as well.
>>>> I believe removing GNS3 is better than keeping it broken and.. irritate
>>>> people (I don't count the opinion of our quality). Later some 3rd party
>>>> repos can provide GNS3 and its dependencies.
>>> You seem to imply that the only use of GNS3 is with this qemu patch.
>> It's possible to simulate and play without qemu.
>> It should be "Suggested" by GNS3, but then what is the idea of
>> suggesting qemu that isn't working at all? I simply don't know why to
>> distribute a program that provides support in GUI for something that's
>> not working.
> Uh, because you can use GNS3 for a lot of things without qemu.
> I used it for simulating a 4-router network with just dynamips.
> So, either I don't understand what you are trying to achieve, or why you want
> to *prevent* people from emulating routers with GNS3.
If I do *import* dynamips into Mageia then I want to *prevent* people 
from emulating? No, I want to distribute fullfeatured software, where 
everything is *well-rounded* - and not *missing*/*broken*.
> Regards,
> Buchan

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