[virt-tools-list] libosinfo 0.0.2

Zeeshan Ali (Khattak) zeeshanak at gnome.org
Tue Nov 22 14:34:38 UTC 2011

Libosinfo 0.0.2 is out!

Changes since 0.0.1:

- Improve media detection for Fedora, RHEL and Windows 7.
- More complete documentation.
- Fix configure script to not require 'check' when tests are disabled.
- More automated documentation generation.
- Add Fedora 16 metadata.
- Recommend 9 GiB storage for Fedora 14-16.
- Add openSUSE data.
- Fix some copy&paste mistakes in OS database.
- Add media information for 2011 Ubuntu releases and CentOS 6.0.
- Improve README file.

What is libosinfo?

libosinfo is a GObject based library API for managing information about
operating systems, hypervisors and the (virtual) hardware devices they can
support. It includes a database containing device metadata and provides APIs
to match/identify optimal devices for deploying an operating system on a
hypervisor. Via the magic of GObject Introspection, the API is available in all
common programming languages with demos for javascript (GJS/Seed) and python
(PyGObject). Also provided are Vala bindings.

libosinfo is Free Software and licenced under LGPLv2+.

The latest official releases can be found at:



- Required:
  - gobject-2.0
  - gio-2.0
  - libxml-2.0

- Optional:
  - gobject-introspection
  - Vala (build-time only)

For further information about libosinfo please consult the project



Zeeshan Ali (Khattak)
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