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Re: [Qemu-devel] [RFC PATCH v3 04/11] qemu-ga: Add an configure option t

From: Tomoki Sekiyama
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [RFC PATCH v3 04/11] qemu-ga: Add an configure option to specify path to Windows VSS SDK
Date: Tue, 21 May 2013 21:02:25 +0000

On 5/21/13 12:53 , "Eric Blake" <address@hidden> wrote:

>On 05/21/2013 09:33 AM, Tomoki Sekiyama wrote:
>> To enable VSS support in qemu-ga for Windows, header files included in
>> VSS SDK is required.
>> The VSS support is enabled when the option like below:
>>   ./configure --with-vss-sdk="/pass/to/VSS SDK"
>> VSS SDK is available from:
>>   http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=23490
>> To cross-compilie using mingw32 for Linux, you need to setup the SDK on
>There are two mingw projects: mingw (older, 32-bit only) and mingw64
>(newer, both 32- and 64-bit support).  The name 'mingw32' is misleading,
>as neither project uses it.  Fedora uses mingw64.

Ah, I should say just mingw here.

>> Windows environments to extract headers. You can also extract the SDK
>> headers using scripts/extract-vss-headers, written by Paolo Bonzini.
>I haven't downloaded the sdk to check for myself; are we breaking any
>licensing restrictions by compiling against those files?

I believe it is ok while the SDK is used for development of software
running on Windows, and while the SDK is not redistributed.

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