On 10/25/2010 12:52 PM, Avi Kivity wrote:
I'm okay with making tags and branches of seabios for bug fixes. So far qemu/kvm has just grabbed various builds of seabios - is it worthwhile to branch off of the seabios-0.6.1 version - which would mean qemu/kvm would pull in additional changes beyond the bug fix above?
qemu 0.12 is based on 0.5.1-stable, appears to be an untagged commit qemu 0.13 is based on 17d3e46511, doesn't appear to be a part of a branch or a tag?
git-wise, tags are more important than branches. You can always retrofit a branch to a tag (and you can always retrofit a tag to a commit hash). For the qemu git repositories, neither matter so much since the commit is recorded in git; but the distro people really like nice stable tags with lots of digits and dots in them.
On the last kvm conf call Anthony said that he'll be happy to include an updated seabios with qemu 0.13.1, so a new release would be appreciated.