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Re: [RFC] Move tools sources to the tools directory (was Re: [PATCH v2]

From: Peter Maydell
Subject: Re: [RFC] Move tools sources to the tools directory (was Re: [PATCH v2] MAINTAINERS: Fix the location of tools manuals)
Date: Thu, 4 Feb 2021 14:47:52 +0000

On Thu, 4 Feb 2021 at 14:40, Kevin Wolf <kwolf@redhat.com> wrote:
> Am 04.02.2021 um 15:31 hat Peter Maydell geschrieben:
> > On Thu, 4 Feb 2021 at 14:23, Wainer dos Santos Moschetta
> > <wainersm@redhat.com> wrote:
> > > Unrelated too, but allow me to ask:
> > >
> > > Should we move the tools (qemu-img, qemu-io, qemu-nbd...etc) to the
> > > tools directory (virtiofsd seems to feel alone there)?
> >
> > I think that would be a good thing, yes (things documented in docs/tools
> > should have their source code in tools).
> Maybe we should define then what a tool is. I think contrib/ has a few
> more things that could be considered tools.

I think that's more that contrib/ is a weird mess and dumping
ground (as directories named "contrib" usually are -- it often
seems to mean "pile of random unmaintained stuff"). If there are
things in it that have better homes elsewhere it would be good to
move them too.

-- PMM

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