[csw-users] Speaking of things that drive me nuts !

Dennis Clarke dclarke at blastwave.org
Sat Sep 15 00:34:57 CEST 2007

> Dennis Clarke wrote:
>>  Why do we not have a package for QEMU for Solaris 10 ?
> Cause I was told by someone that in no uncertain terms
> would a package be only for Solaris 10

oh geez  ...

how long ago was that ?

We do have a Solaris 10 tree for a reason .. a good reason I think.

> and I have
> no intention of compiling qemu 7 times (8, 9, 10 sparc,
> 8, 9, 10, 10 x64), because each Solaris version requires
> special behaviors.

Would be a lot of work I guess.

>>  Just a package for AMD64 Solaris 10 is fine in my book and I want that ..
>>so why don't we have it ?
> The opensolaris qemu project has a tarball for qemu and kqemu
> that just works, assuming reading the Readme, running a
> simple configure and gmake isn't beyond you. :-)

it is beyond a lot of users. Heck, a browser can be a challenge.

> Unfortunately, the last couple of months, I've had my hands
> full, and have not had a chance to re-sequence the changes
> on the osol qemu project code back into the CVS qemu tree,
> and test some of the major changes that have come down
> in the last 45 days (global DMA mechanism, other significant
> changes, etc).
> I have some free time this weekend, so I'll try and get another
> tarball out, and see how the new code works.  There's a fair
> amount of testing that needs to occur.

I can help with that. I want to look at Vista on QEMU. If you're game?


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