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Re: [Qemu-devel] Config file support

From: Ricardo Almeida
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] Config file support
Date: Sat, 21 Oct 2006 11:00:56 +0100


Comments are always welcome, I guess, but since there is someone with
interest to implement config files, maybe constructive comments are
better :p

I don't dislike the use of xml nor I think is bloat. This subject as
been discuted in the list,
http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/qemu-devel/2006-01/msg00030.html ,
xml format has already been proposed,
http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/qemu-devel/2005-08/msg00034.html ,
promptly followed by key/value pair proposal...

Maybe the best is writing a tool like vqemu,
that can be easily updated to support the different file formats and
see what people prefer...

Ricardo Almeida

On 10/21/06, Johannes Schindelin <address@hidden> wrote:

On Fri, 20 Oct 2006, Chuck Brazie wrote:

> What are your ideas on the syntax of the config file? Will it be XML
> based or similar to the current options?

Oh yes! *claps his hands* XML! *gets shiny eyes* We absolutely have not
enough bloat in QEmu! You could integrate libxml2. Or even better, write
yet-another XML parser!

And encodings! XML has automatic encodings! We got to have them. Yes,
encodings. It is international!

And you can put blobs into an XML! Isn't that a great feature we could

The best of all, it's a Best Practice! Plus, you can write a DTD for it
and _validate_ it! Or even an _XML Schema_!


You get the idea.


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