Packages in the path to getting a Windows binary of libvirt, built from Fedora
It seems like we should have the base MinGW (Windows cross-compiler)
packages in Fedora 11 by the end of this week. This email is to
document the additional packages we need to get approved, in order to
get the cross-compiled libvirt and virt tools into (or buildable by)
If you want to help out, please start reviewing by following the
Bugzilla links, and looking at the approved packaging guidelines at
No Bugzilla Review Request yet, see the mercurial repository.
** For the Python based tools (virt-install, virt-manager etc), we're
hoping to go straight to Python 3 on the basis that it will be easier
to contribute patches upstream, and it seems the build system for
Python 3 will be a bit saner than for Python 2.x.
You can help by making sure that all Python software is "Python 3
clean". If you have python 2.6, then just add the '-3' flag to the
command line in order to warn about features which are deprecated and
will be removed in Python 3.
** For the OCaml based tools (virt-df, virt-top):
(None of these are in Bugzilla yet, and for good reason because
I may just do them as subpackages of the OCaml packages already
** I haven't had any particular requests for Ruby tools yet. OVirt
itself is a standalone appliance and it doesn't need porting to
Windows. ovirt-viewer is a C application and is being written
concurrently on Linux and Windows anyway. I'm not sure if there are
other standalone bits of ovirt which would make sense being ported to
Richard Jones, Emerging Technologies, Red Hat http://et.redhat.com/~rjones
virt-p2v converts physical machines to virtual machines. Boot with a
live CD or over the network (PXE) and turn machines into Xen guests.
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