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

From: Kamil Rytarowski
Subject: Re: [Qemu-trivial] [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v1] configure: require glib-2.24
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:01:51 +0200
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On 19.04.2018 10:54, Peter Maydell wrote:
> 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.

In NetBSD we don't really support pkgsrc branches more than quarterly
and keep using usually the recent releases.

> thanks
> -- PMM

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