[Libvir] Re: Support for other platforms

John Levon levon at movementarian.org
Tue Mar 4 12:33:10 UTC 2008

On Tue, Mar 04, 2008 at 01:12:04AM -0500, Daniel Veillard wrote:

> > >We're already doing this internally for Xen. In theory, it shouldn't be
> > >too much harder to do the same with libvirt. Ryan?
> > 
> > The biggest problem would be dealing with incoming patches that conflict 
> > with our internal patches.  In particular, anything changing a Makefile 
> > would probably cause conflicts that I'd have to manually fix.
>   Then the question is why do you have to maintain internal patches,
> please raise the problems, even for things like makefiles we should
> be able to have a single source version for all platforms.

We absolutely agree. Unfortunately it takes time to clean up patches and
submit them. There are also some things that aren't quite mergable. (For
example, in our current bits, 'freecell' just plain didn't work, so we
disabled it until we could investigate the real problem).


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