[virt-tools-list] Libosinfo 0.2.2

Zeeshan Ali (Khattak) zeeshanak at gnome.org
Mon Dec 10 18:40:02 UTC 2012

Libosinfo 0.2.2 is out!

Changes since 0.2.1:

- Loads of improvements and fixes to installer APIs and scripts. Now they are in
  such a good shape that next release of Boxes will make full use of them.
- Add API for information on downloadable device drivers. As a starting point,
  information on virtio storage drivers for Windows XP and 7 is provided.
- Add/improve data on:
  - RHEL
  - Windows 7
  - Windows 8
  - Windows XP
- Enable translations for many (potential) user-visible strings. No
  translations submitted yet. :(
- Correct default value for OsinfoMedia::installer-reboots.
- Register enum types with gobject type system.
- Add enum param getter/setter helpers.
- OsinfoList is now instantiable and all its subclasses has been deprecated.
  Newer code should use OsinfoList directly.
- Various other fixes and improvements.

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 homepage



Zeeshan Ali (Khattak)
FSF member#5124

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