[virt-tools-list] libosinfo - implemented.

Cole Robinson crobinso at redhat.com
Thu Feb 4 14:40:07 UTC 2010

On 01/27/2010 10:54 PM, Arjun Roy wrote:
> Hi all,
> Back in October I posted some thoughts on a library for dealing with OS metadata
> used by the various virt applications.
> As a refresher, here it is:
> https://www.redhat.com/archives/virt-tools-list/2009-October/msg00091.html
> After a few emails back and forth, I revised the proposed API to :
> https://www.redhat.com/archives/virt-tools-list/2009-October/msg00162.html
> I have no implemented the API, mostly as described in the second email, and have
> it hosted at the following location:
> https://fedorahosted.org/libosinfo
> I feel that with a little integration work, this would be very useful for any of
> the virt management applications in use, and would like to hear any comments on
> the implementation.
> The implementation as is works on the test cases provided, and going forward
> would need the following things:
> 1. Generate the actual backing data that virt applications use in the appropriate
> format
> 2. Determine how best to integrate it with existing virt apps like virtinst
> The library right now is functionality complete in that all the methods advertised work,
> and there is a sample 'dummy' data file that the tests run against. However, the required
> plumbing work (actually installing the headers and *.so file to where it needs to go) has
> not been done yet, though that's easy to do when necessary.

Thanks for taking care of this. No comments on the API, looks like it is what
was decided on in the previous discussions, so the final test is putting it to
use. I guess the next piece is bindings so we can actually start using this in
ovirt, virtinst, cobbler, etc. gobject/glib my help here like Dan suggested.


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