Monday, 3 March 2014

Re: Aiming for Qemu 2.0 in 14.04

Quoting Doug Smythies ([email protected]):
> 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

Hi Doug,

It looks like at least one of the bugs (dup of a dup of 1055166)
is fixed as of 2 hours ago. Hopefully things get better.

-serge

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