On 23 January 2013 16:11, Christophe Fergeau <cfergeau(a)redhat.com> wrote:
> 1) Recent version from Fedora in iso format
> - No WHQL, no changelog, no QXL drivers, no Spice Agent available, no
Err, there are sources, see
Well, here are the code "drops" every once in a while, no git repository or
any way to see what's "cooking" or the status of things.
> 4) Spice Guest Tools setup
> - Unofficial Spice Agent, built from the latest sources using the mingw
> based package:
I'd tend to consider this agent as an official build, though it probably
needs to be put in a zip file next to the older build.
That would be nice.
> At the best case, they don't have the QXL driver, causing
lag in the
> desktop, no Spice Agent for cut&paste and usually a lot of problems with
> Windows 7.
For this use case, all they need to do is to grab the spice-guest-tools
installer and run that, the mess you describe is the exact reason why I'm
building this installer.
The installer works good and is a very nice addition, but the QXL drivers
do not work, as it's not signed.
The only one signed I found are in the RHEL virtio-win iso.
> - Have Fedora build the latest Virtio drivers (this is already
> - Build also the Spice Agent for 32/64 bit (this is done at
> spice-space.orgas part of the Spice Guest Tools)
> - Build the latest QXL drivers for all the Windows targets supported by
> Virtio drivers (I know the Windows 8 XWDM driver will come eventually
> - Sign everything with the Redhat key, as it's doing for the drivers at
> point 2.
Hmm I thought each binary driver release was signed with the Red Hat key
(but not WHQL'ed), maybe I missed something...
It's as you said, everything in the Fedora iso is signed and not WHQL, but
the QXL drivers are not included in the iso and signed.
> - Pack everything into an iso.
Is that better than having an installer for everything (aka
I think the Spice Guest Tools are a great addition, but on Windows 7 I do
the installation directly on the virtio drivers as this speeds up the
installation to one tenth of the time and I can't do that with the Spice
Guest Tools; and the standalone drivers are in the Fedora virtio iso.
In addition to this, for various testing reasons at work we prepare Windows
silent install kits and test them on RHEV, so I add all drivers in the iso.
To summarize, what would be nice to have is the addition of recently built
Spice Agents and signed QXL drivers in the Fedora iso.
A nice addition would also be to have QXL drivers compiled for xp/2003 64
bit. I compiled that once more than a year ago and it was working fine.
Thanks & regards,
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