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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] libxl: fix cirrus vga video memory setting with upstream qemu

On Fri, 2014-05-09 at 15:03 +0100, Stefano Stabellini wrote:
> Given that upstream QEMU with Xen 4.2 was a tech preview and that if I
> am not mistaken we don't maintain Xen 4.2 anymore, it should be OK to
> depend on QEMU >= 1.3.

Thanks for confirming.

> > An ack from you guys on this change would be appreciated.
> I think the change is OK but I wonder if we should write down somewhere,
> maybe in the 4.5 release notes or on the wiki, that we depend on QEMU >=
> 1.3.

I think the appropriate place is the README in a similar place to the
build dependencies. I suppose it needs to be worded as semioptional to
account for the fact that we supply one which is certainly OK. 

> > It's also been proposed that we backport this to stable branches, how
> > far back would it be safe/acceptable for us to go with that?
> > [...]
> Anything newer than 4.2 should be OK.

Since, as you say, qemu-xen was preview in 4.2 I don't think backporting
fixes to it would be appropriate anyway, regardless of the support
status of 4.2 generally.


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