[virt-tools-list] [PATCH 10/10] Add desktop profile for Windows

Zeeshan Ali (Khattak) zeeshanak at gnome.org
Wed Jun 13 15:44:29 UTC 2012

On Wed, Jun 13, 2012 at 1:25 PM, Daniel P. Berrange <berrange at redhat.com> wrote:
> Considering all of this data, what if we were to change the <install-script>
> XML syntax to allow multiple output files, and also provide metadata about
> the external disk that needs to be provided, and the images (or other files)
> within it.
> eg something like:

Yeah, sounds good. An alternative could be that we also provide the
API to create the disk images for apps. On the plus side, that'll make
app developers' lives much much easier but on the negative side I
think we might be going way too far by depending on external apps like
dosutils in libosinfo.

>  <install-script id='http://microsoft.com/windows/sif'>
>    <profile>desktop</profile>
>    <assets>
>       <disk media='floppy'/>
>  <install-script id='http://fedoraproject.org/kickstart'>
>    <profile>desktop</profile>
>    <assets>
>       <disk media='harddisk'/>

How do we make sure that we assume the correct device name/number/path
in the scripts? Why not have these as configuration parameters as well
so that app tells us where to find these? Some parameters could be
mandatory: app gets error if it doesn't set these params.


Zeeshan Ali (Khattak)
FSF member#5124

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