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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 00/27] slirp: make it again a standalone project

From: Marc-André Lureau
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 00/27] slirp: make it again a standalone project (part 2)
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2019 15:02:46 +0400


On Fri, Jan 18, 2019 at 3:09 AM Samuel Thibault <address@hidden> wrote:
> Also thinking about it: I guess we'd want to make the usage of libslirp
> optional, at least because (I guess) at some points the future libslirp

There is already --disable-slirp. My upcoming patches for external
libslirp honor that too.

> may want to change the API (nobody can do something perfect at first
> try), and when that breaks qemu build it would nasty if people couldn't
> just disable libslirp usage to get qemu built for needs which don't
> require slirp.

Certainly, however we will be careful to keep a stable API/ABI and
have library deprecation policies.

Major API/ABI break / rewrite could also use a different soname.

> Also some people would really like to see the dreaded slirp stack off
> their qemu binaries :)

Fortunately, that's already possible with --disable-slirp.

Marc-André Lureau

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