[libvirt] [libvirt-glib PATCHv5 7/7] gobject: Add wrapper for virNetworkGetDHCPLeases

Zeeshan Ali (Khattak) zeeshanak at gnome.org
Wed Jul 8 18:00:36 UTC 2015

On Wed, Jul 8, 2015 at 3:42 PM, Christophe Fergeau <cfergeau at redhat.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 08, 2015 at 03:37:43PM +0100, Zeeshan Ali (Khattak) wrote:
>> >> Also keeping in mind that it makes very little
>> >> sense to upgrade libvirt-glib and not libvirt since libvirt doesn't
>> >> break any ABI/API.
>> >
>> > Generally speaking, there could be security issues, critical bugs in
>> > Boxes which require a libvirt-glib update to be fixed,
>> That is why we roll out bug fix releases to stable releases and try
>> our best not to bump any deps while doing so.
> So far, we haven't done that for libvirt-glib, just incremental releases
> with bugfixes and new features...

Only because we never really needed to.

>> > ... where
>> > upgrading just libvirt-glib would be much more convenient than upgrading
>> > the whole stack. So all in all, this is just a tradeoff to make between
>> > making our life easier, and (potentially) making distributions life easier.
>> Surely we need to meet somewhere in between. If Ubuntu or Debian would
>> for example not upgrade their libvirt for many years to come, would we
>> keep wasting our time on adding ugly hacks upstream for them?
> So far, you keep saying "let's bump the req!",

I'm sorry if that is all you read in my emails, cause I've been trying
my best to have a rational discussion here.

> but you haven't brought
> anything forward to support that "ugly hack" statement in this specific
> case,

#ifdef based solution is going to be ugly, surely you know that. I
never made any claims about the magnitude of ugliness, I always want
to avoid ugly hacks whenever possible.

> nor any hard data regarding which distros could be impacted by a
> req bump. I'll stop this discussion until you bring some concrete
> datapoints to the table.

Fair enough! The main point of this discussion was not to convince you
but rather to get a third opinion.


Zeeshan Ali (Khattak)
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