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Re: [Qemu-trivial] [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v1] configure: require glib-2.24

From: Peter Maydell
Subject: Re: [Qemu-trivial] [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v1] configure: require glib-2.24
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2018 09:54:47 +0100

On 19 April 2018 at 08:59, Daniel P. Berrangé <address@hidden> wrote:
> I wouldn't say people don't care about SLE11 (or other similarly old distros
> like RHEL-6). Rather the view in libvirt was that if a user is stuck on such
> an old distro, they are likely doing that because they want the stability
> inherant in running fixed software versions for years. IOW it is unlikely
> that they want the stability of an old distro, combined with cutting edge
> libvirt and/or QEMU.

Well, it depends. You might be stuck with an old distro because
some software you want to run depends on it, but also want to run
newer versions of some programs like QEMU. If you're in that
boat you can probably live with having to also compile a newer
version of glib to go with your newer QEMU, though. I think the
policy as outlined in that libvirt page seems a good one (it's
basically a codification of what we've been doing already), with
a few tweaks -- I think we still believe we support some older
OSX releases, and would want to mention NetBSD/OpenBSD I guess.

-- PMM

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