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Re: [Qemu-devel] Re: [PATCH] Drop roms from standard build

From: Paul Brook
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] Re: [PATCH] Drop roms from standard build
Date: Thu, 9 Jul 2009 17:19:43 +0100
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On Thursday 09 July 2009, Anthony Liguori wrote:
> Jan Kiszka wrote:
> > There is no point in generating and copying the optionsrom each time
> > qemu is build. It's a maintenance task given that we carry them as
> > binaries already. And that task could also be triggered explicitly via
> > 'make roms'. Solves the mingw32 build breakage, too.
> Yeah, it needs fixing but we absolutely want to build the roms as part
> of the normal build process.

I disagree. For the most part I'd expect roms to be better maintained as a 
side project.

> When a user types make install from a source tarball, if they have the
> proper tool chain, we should be building everything from scratch and
> installing the versions that we built.

I think the chances of the user having appropriate toolchains readily 
available (without significant additional per-rom configury) are extremely 


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