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Re: [Qemu-devel] How are we looking for a release?

Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] How are we looking for a release?
From: Andreas Färber
Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2009 18:41:03 +0100

Am 27.02.2009 um 19:55 schrieb Anthony Liguori:

The current cocoa implementation is extremely difficult to maintain. I'd really like to see it deprecated in favor of SDL

I understand that it is difficult to maintain for someone not running OSX, and I am okay with fixing it ourselves like in this case. Didn't you propose to add a native Gtk+ frontend yourself?

([...] 64-bit OS X--but does that even exist today?).

It does exist, and I'm running on it. Mac OS X v10.4 had 64-bit support for non-graphical apps, v10.5 added Cocoa support.

SDL 1.2.13 is a ppc+i386 Universal Binary only. It is a Mach-O Framework and does not include an sdl-config tool, so it is not detected by QEMU's configure. You would use it through -framework SDL rather than `sdl-config --libs`. I have no further knowledge about SDL on Mac OS X other than that it was not installed on my system. But in order to extend QEMU to a real graphical frontend the choice is certainly the native Cocoa API.

Originally I was using Q, a Cocoa frontend patched into QEMU 0.9.0 CVS. Shortly after we updated it for 0.9.1, they reorganized the project for Q2 and imported some version of QEMU into their SVN tree, decoupling Q from QEMU SVN trunk. Development seems to have stalled since then. So currently, QEMU's basic Cocoa frontend is the only way to use a graphical QEMU on Mac OS X to my knowledge.


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