ANNOUNCE: libosinfo 1.1.0 release

Posted: August 15th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Fedora, libvirt, OpenStack, Virt Tools | Tags: , | No Comments »

I am happy to announce a new release of libosinfo version 1.1.0 is now available, signed with key DAF3 A6FD B26B 6291 2D0E 8E3F BE86 EBB4 1510 4FDF (4096R). All historical releases are available from the project download page.

Changes in this release include:

  • Force UTF-8 locale for new glib-mkenums
  • Avoid python warnings in example program
  • Misc test suite updates
  • Fix typo in error messages
  • Remove ISO header string padding
  • Disable bogus gcc warning about unsafe loop optimizations
  • Remove reference to fedorahosted.org
  • Don’t hardcode /usr/bin/perl, use /usr/bin/env
  • Support eject-after-install parameter in OsinfoMedia
  • Fix misc warnings in docs
  • Fix error propagation when loading DB
  • Add usb.ids / pci.ids locations for FreeBSD
  • Don’t include private headers in gir/vapi generation

Thanks to everyone who contributed towards this release.

ANNOUNCE: libosinfo 1.0.0 release

Posted: February 16th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Fedora, libvirt, OpenStack, Virt Tools | Tags: , | No Comments »

NB, this blog post was intended to be published back in November last year, but got forgotten in draft stage. Publishing now in case anyone missed the release…

I am happy to announce a new release of libosinfo, version 1.0.0 is now available, signed with key DAF3 A6FD B26B 6291 2D0E 8E3F BE86 EBB4 1510 4FDF (4096R). All historical releases are available from the project download page.

Changes in this release include:

  • Update loader to follow new layout for external database
  • Move all database files into separate osinfo-db package
  • Move osinfo-db-validate into osinfo-db-tools package

As promised, this release of libosinfo has completed the separation of the library code from the database files. There are now three independently released artefacts:

  • libosinfo – provides the libosinfo shared library and most associated command line tools
  • osinfo-db – contains only the database XML files and RNG schema, no code at all.
  • osinfo-db-tools – a set of command line tools for managing deployment of osinfo-db archives for vendors & users.

Before installing the 1.0.0 release of libosinfo it is necessary to install osinfo-db-tools, followed by osinfo-db. The download page has instructions for how to deploy the three components. In particular note that ‘osinfo-db’ does NOT contain any traditional build system, as the only files it contains are XML database files. So instead of unpacking the osinfo-db archive, use the osinfo-db-import tool to deploy it.

ANNOUNCE: libosinfo 0.3.1 released

Posted: July 1st, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Fedora, libvirt, Virt Tools | Tags: , | No Comments »

I am happy to announce a new release of libosinfo, version 0.3.1 is now available, signed with key DAF3 A6FD B26B 6291 2D0E 8E3F BE86 EBB4 1510 4FDF (4096R). All historical releases are available from the project download page.

Changes in this release include:

  • Require glib2 >= 2.36
  • Replace GSimpleAsyncResult usage with GTask
  • Fix VPATH based builds
  • Don’t include autogenerated enum files in dist
  • Fix build with older GCC versions
  • Add/improve/fix data for
    • Debian
    • SLES/SLED
    • OpenSUSE
    • FreeBSD
    • Windows
    • RHEL
    • Ubuntu
  • Update README content
  • Fix string comparison for bootable media detection
  • Fix linker flags for OS-X & solaris
  • Fix darwin detection code
  • Fix multiple memory leaks

Thanks to everyone who contributed towards this release.

A special note to downstream vendors/distributors.

The next major release of libosinfo will include a major change in the way libosinfo is released and distributed. The current single release will be replaced with three indepedently released artefacts:

  • libosinfo – this will continue to provide the libosinfo shared library and most associated command line tools
  • osinfo-db – this will contain only the database XML files and RNG schema, no code at all.
  • osinfo-db-tools – a set of command line tools for managing deployment of osinfo-db archives for vendors & users.

The libosinfo and osinfo-db-tools releases will be fairly infrequently as they are today. The osinfo-db releases will be done very frequently, with automated releases made available no more than 1 day after updated DB content is submitted to the project.