Carlo,

right now I think the settings you mentioned are not too special to
justify a new guest type, as the only strict requirement is 64-bit.

That can be easily achieved telling users to go with the "Linux26_64"
profile and adding all the optional stuff as needed.

For the future we have to think about coming up with a more flexible
approach for adding guest types (profiles) in a dynamic way so that
those patches are not needed anymore. Ideas / patches for that are welcome!

Andreas



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On 06.03.2018 13:59, Carlo Caione wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 6, 2018 at 12:14 PM, Andreas Löffler
> <andreas.loeff...@oracle.com> wrote:
>> Carlo,
>>
>> thanks for the patch. Is there any special settings for Endless OS
>> needed in order to having a separate guest type for it?
>>
>> Otherwise setting it to the generic Linux 2.6 type should be sufficient.
>>
>> We try to avoid to add each and every Linux distro / flavor to this
>> list, as this of course also means maintaining that code.
> 
> Hi Andreas,
> The strict requirement is that we only support 64bit.
> We also have some nice-to-have settings: quite big disk space (32GB)
> for the full installation (we ship a lot of offline content), 2GB of
> RAM and UEFI.
> 
> Let me know if that's enough to justify a new guest type entry.
> 
> cheers,
> 

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