[ovirt-devel] Update on QEMU Snapshot Package in CentOS

Andrew Cathrow acathrow at redhat.com
Wed Jun 18 09:21:52 UTC 2014

On 06/18/2014 05:16 AM, Sven Kieske wrote:
> Am 18.06.2014 11:03, schrieb Andrew Cathrow:
>> We deliver a different QEMU in RHEL than is delivered in RHEV and RHEL-OSP.
>> In RHEL 6 there's a different set of features at compile time.
>> In RHEL 7.x you'll see us shipping different releases - eg. rebasing onto a new QEMU version in RHEV/RHEL-OSP which is something that's not possible within RHEL.
> Well thanks for the response
> but the only new information that you provide is
> that you will rebase qemu in rhev which "is not possible"
> in rhel 7.
> but I was asking for some kind of reasoning _why_
> that's not possible _and_ additionally would like
> to point out that no rebasing at all is needed as it's
> just recompiling with one flag added.
> I begin to think this has something to do with marketing
> as there is apparently no technical reason to do this.

No it's about productization - how do we monetize investments that we 
make. That's something that we need to consider as we have literally 
thousands of engineers who have to be paid.

> Of course I know that you can not simply introduce a new
> version in rhel6, according to your update policy and
> your qa.

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