[virt-tools-list] [PATCH virtio-win-pkg-scripts v3 0/2] helpers to standardize driver directory layout
crobinso at redhat.com
Thu Mar 10 01:17:35 UTC 2016
On 02/29/2016 09:16 AM, Yedidyah Bar David wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 29, 2016 at 3:00 PM, Christophe Fergeau <cfergeau at redhat.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, Feb 18, 2016 at 01:51:25PM -0500, Cole Robinson wrote:
>>> On 02/18/2016 12:51 PM, Roman Kagan wrote:
>>>> On Wed, Feb 17, 2016 at 06:11:54PM -0500, Cole Robinson wrote:
>>>>> On 02/08/2016 11:07 AM, Roman Kagan wrote:
>>>>>> On Mon, Feb 08, 2016 at 12:35:21PM +0100, Christophe Fergeau wrote:
>>>>>>> For what it's worth, I've had success building (did not test) qemu-ga
>>>>>>> with mingw using the attached spec file.
>>>>>> We build it in a similar way and use it in our testing for some time.
>>>>>> Are you planning to split it out of virtio-win somehow?
>>>>> I think Christophe was experimenting with building qemu-ga for integration
>>>>> into spice-guest-tools.exe
>>>> I must admit I didn't know about spice-guest-tools.exe. AFAICS from
>>>> http://www.spice-space.org/download.html it's yet another means to bring
>>>> the stuff from virtio-win into the guest, is it? If so how is it synced
>>>> with virtio-win?
>>> Yes that's one of the things we have discussed getting on the .iso at some
>>> point, or doing nightly builds. Right now I think Christophe just builds it
>>> manually on occasion, I don't think it's automated. The build code is here:
>> Didi (cc'ed) has been doing some great work in automating this as they
>> wanted to use this (+ their ovirt agent) for oVirt guests. Current
>> upstream repository is
> In ovirt we have this manually-synced at:
> See this if you want to work with this gerrit instance:
> "manually" means that we sometimes do reviews there, but only actually
> merge patches after they were merged in spice-nsis, with same commit
>> There now is a Makefile extracting the drivers we need from the
>> virtio-win ISO, which means going through a few steps we'd rather avoid:
> See also: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1167941
>> Then we have a .spec file which can generate the installer from a
>> virtio-win rpm, vdagent rpm, qxl rpm.
>> In other words, the whole build process of spice-nsis is now much more
>> saner and automatable/automated. Not having to extract the files
>> manually from virtio-win.iso would indeed be even better, and making
>> all these bits of pieces (mingw-vdagent, an installer, ..) available
>> from a single place would indeed be even better.
> Thanks to Sandro's recent work, jenkins builds are fully automated
> now. E.g., we recently posted this to spice-devel:
> We also pushed it to gerrit:
> At the bottom you can see links to jenkins builds inside the comments.
> I do not think I am subscribed to virt-tools-list, sorry.
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