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Re: [Qemu-devel] RFC: This project needs a stable branch

From: Julian Seward
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] RFC: This project needs a stable branch
Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2007 22:19:45 +0000
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On Thursday 15 March 2007 14:53, Paul Brook wrote:
> > Subsequent releases of the branch would contain no functionality
> > enhancements, but just bug fixes, with the eventual aim of achieving
> > 'it just works' status for any x86/x86_64 guest I try to install/run.
> > I know that's a tall order, and that 0.9.0 may not be able to supply
> > that for all guests.  But it is an important goal to strive for.
> While I agree stability is a desirable goal, and there is obviously users
> want a stable product, I'm not sure a qemu is mature enough to make a
> stable branch worthwhile.  Especially considering the very limited
> technical resources we have available.

Limited effort is always a problem, granted.

So here's a broader question, which I'm surprised nobody has asked
before (afaik).  Think forward to a hypothetical QEMU 1.0 release.
What criteria are required for such a release?


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