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Re: [Qemu-devel] QEMU 3.0 ?

From: Cédric Le Goater
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] QEMU 3.0 ?
Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2017 11:03:27 +0100
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On 11/13/2017 10:53 AM, Peter Maydell wrote:
> On 13 November 2017 at 07:14, Thomas Huth <address@hidden> wrote:
>> By the way, before everybody now introduces "2.12" machine types ... is
>> there already a consensus that the next version will be "2.12" ?
>> A couple of months ago, we discussed that we could maybe do a 3.0 after
>> 2.11, e.g. here:
>>  https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/qemu-devel/2017-03/msg05056.html
>> I'd still like to see that happen... Peter, any thoughts on this?
> I don't see the point in declaring a 3.0 unless we have some
> sweeping change that merits it. I don't think we should do a
> sweeping change unless we have a well laid out and agreed on
> plan for how the transition works. So I would want to see the
> plan discussed and agreed first, and then we can say "ok, and
> we think we can do this in this timescale and so the version
> at $DATE will be 3.0". Changing the version number should be
> the last part of this process, not the first, in my view.

One of the sweeping change for 3.0 could be to stop to maintaining
migration compatibility with older versions (2.x). Even if the 
feature is really a must have in some cluster environment, the 
code (and the developer) is starting to suffer from it.



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