Sunday, 2 March 2014

RE: Aiming for Qemu 2.0 in 14.04

On 2014.02.26 10:41 Serge Hallyn wrote:
> as shown https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/qemu/+bug/1284793
> we are hoping to get Qemu 2.0 into 14.04. This is tricky due to
> the timing - Qemu 2.0 release is scheduled for April 4
> ( http://wiki.qemu.org/Planning/2.0 ), with freeze for 14.04 being
> April 10. However, the drastic reduction in patches carried in
> the package, given the length of the LTS cycle, would be worthwhile.

> In an attempt to shake out bugs as early as possible, I've started
> building packages based on current git HEAD at ppa:ubuntu-virt/candidate.
> This seems to be testing quite well for me on amd64. It would be
> great if people could start testing the version in this ppa where
> possible, as early as possible.

> If we do run into bugs, we can hopefully get them fixed upstream before
> release. If we can't get them fixed, then we'll know to stick with the
> 1.7 based qemu for 14.04.

Since the start of this 14.04 cycle I have been running Ubuntu 14.04
Desktop on an Ubuntu 12.04 server under KVM / QEMU.

As of 2014.02.17 it became broken, and remains broken.

I thought (hoped) this stuff might help.

I created a new Ubuntu 14.04 server on a spare partition with the daily
64 bit iso of 2014.03.01
I created a new guest VM 14.04 64 bit desktop with the daily iso of
2014.03.02. Same problem.

I added the above mentioned PPA, upgraded etc. Same problem.

I.E. Because things are broken anyhow, I can not create a baseline
from which to say if the new stuff is better or not.

... Doug

References:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/compiz/+bug/1284536
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unity/+bug/1282342
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unity/+bug/1283671



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