[CentOS-virt] Upstream libvirt releases for Virt-SIG

Tue Dec 6 08:18:29 UTC 2016
Sandro Bonazzola <sbonazzo at redhat.com>

On Fri, Dec 2, 2016 at 10:28 AM, Jiri Denemark <jdenemar at redhat.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I talked to our oVirt developers who use CentOS for upstream
> development. And that's what makes their lives hard because it takes a
> long time before they can start using new features of libvirt. The
> latest released CentOS version is 7.2 with libvirt 1.2.17, which is
> pretty old. But even when CentOS 7.3 with libvirt 2.0.0 gets released,
> it will already be old since libvirt 2.5.0 is just about to be released
> upstream.
> So to help them, I'd like to start building upstream releases of libvirt
> for Virt-SIG. As one of the core libvirt developers and a maintainer of
> libvirt in RHEL I think I should be qualified enough to do so :-) The
> goal is to take every upstream release of libvirt soon after it's been
> released and rebase the current CentOS package on top of it.
> If it sounds good to you, what should I do to get started?

Sounds good to me, welcome aboard! My only concern is that libvirt is built
also for xen so we need to ensure we don't break anything there.
+1 for me to have Jiri added to Virt SIG

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