On 17/11/14 08:41, Itamar Heim wrote: > > 1) Is this still an issue? Yes of course, or is it implemented yet?
> 2) Can we afford to dilute the focus we have as it is hard enough to > stabilize the currently supported distro's? is it worth the > potential impact? In general: Software which supports multiple operating systems/distros tends to be more stable, because some bugs just get found on specific platforms. the general ovirt technology is available "everywhere" (TM): java & python > 3) Would it have maintainers catering to it so it won't be left behind > / delay development? this is a question for email@example.com (CC'ed ;) ) > 4) Why bother with host support, ovirt-node can be used? My impression is, that most users don't use ovirt-node, because this project has not enough dev power and lacks certain stuff > 5) Why bother with engine support, a virtual appliance or a docker > image could be used? docker is inherently insecure (a famous red hatter said: it's like download random code from the internet and run it as root), so docker is no option today, imho. > 6) if we do it, should we focus on Ubuntu or Debian distro first? well, the general rule of thumb is: if it runs on debian it runs on ubuntu. I see way more debian than ubuntu servers, but for modern deployments this changes. my personal opinion is, that ubuntu sucks as a server os. > 7) if we do it, should we focus on host or engine first? atm you are focusing host, there are some bugs open for that and it's planned for 3.6. (that's what I read at least) General note: Imho ovirt would greatly benefit from more supported distros. Not just debian and ubuntu, but you have to start somewhere. you can attract many devs, which just don't use el/fedora. furthermore, the basic technology runs on any linux distribution: java and python so these are "just" integration issues (path to configfiles, different init systems, packaging not in rpm, but deb, etc.) This is still a huge effort, but I guess canonical and various debian developers would maybe join the effort to make ovirt work on their platform. my 2 cent -- Mit freundlichen Grüßen / Regards Sven Kieske Systemadministrator Mittwald CM Service GmbH & Co. KG Königsberger Straße 6 32339 Espelkamp T: +49-5772-293-100 F: +49-5772-293-333 https://www.mittwald.de Geschäftsführer: Robert Meyer St.Nr.: 331/5721/1033, USt-IdNr.: DE814773217, HRA 6640, AG Bad Oeynhausen Komplementärin: Robert Meyer Verwaltungs GmbH, HRB 13260, AG Bad Oeynhausen _______________________________________________ Devel mailing list Devel@ovirt.org http://lists.ovirt.org/mailman/listinfo/devel