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Re: [PATCH v2 0/3] testing: Build WHPX enabled binaries

From: Stefan Weil
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 0/3] testing: Build WHPX enabled binaries
Date: Tue, 4 Aug 2020 09:42:02 +0200
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Am 04.08.20 um 09:23 schrieb Philippe Mathieu-Daudé:

> On 8/4/20 8:55 AM, Stefan Weil wrote:
>> Am 04.08.20 um 08:43 schrieb Thomas Huth:
>>> On 03/08/2020 22.25, Stefan Weil wrote:
>>>> We can add a CI pipeline on Microsoft infrastructure by using a GitHub
>>>> action.
>>> Sorry for being ignorant, but how does that solve the legal questions
>>> just because it is running on GitHub instead of a different CI?
>>>  Thomas
>> Sorry, I though that would be clear by looking at the included shell script.
>> The build does not use the Microsoft SDK. It gets the required header
>> files from Mingw-w64. They added them in git master.
> Oh, so we can do that with GitLab too now, we don't need to rely on the
> GitHub 'Actions' CI in particular, right?

That's right. The build script was written for Ubuntu, so depending on
the distribution used for GitLab CI it will need some modifications. If
GitLab already has a recent Mingw-w64, it might be sufficient to fix the
case of the header file names. Mingw-w64 uses winhvplatform.h while QEMU
expects WinHvPlatform.h and so on. I used symbolic links to add the
camel case filenames.

>> See
>> https://github.com/stweil/qemu/blob/master/.github/workflows/build.sh#L50
>> for code details.
>> It's still shameful that MS is forcing developers to waste time
>> rewriting API headers, just because the MS legal departments are not
>> able to understand the needs of Open Source development.
> There has be a big switch from Microsoft toward Open Source, I attended
> some of there talk at the Open Source Summit in 2018. Maybe we simply
> haven't contacted the right persons to make the changes...?

Maybe, but it is difficult to find the right person in a large company
like MS, and legal departments are often somehow special.

And yes, they learned that Open Source can help them for their business,


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