Talk:Guest Support Status

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I don't like the status-page. At the moment it's only a very long list and not very informative. For example, there is no timestamp, sometimes no author of an entry. There is no hint to the testset. No kernel-version, only the kvm-version. And so on. I think we've to rework this site. We've to do system-tests with every new release of the kvm on a set of linux-kernels and cpus. There is a nice set of tests with the KVM-Autotest-Suite... I hope someone is reading here, so that we can start a disucssion about this topic :) --Cberendt 17:28, 9 May 2009 (EDT)

I agree with your assessment. I have recently looked at this page and felt that it was a bit overwhelming to get good information from and also know that it probably can easily get out of date, since the people that can help improve it might feel that it is not worth it. Maybe you could suggest a new breakdown, maybe some helpful categories, an approach to get to cleaner, more organized tables? It would be nice to be able to know that a particular guest works on various kvm versions (or not) and scenarios, and, as you mentioned above, more information on more specific details -- Deshantm 23:50, 9 May 2009 (EDT)

I've created a draft here. The list of the detailled status has to be completed and we've to describe the tests a little bit. I think that this is the right way. I'll create a note to the Guest Support Status page, maybe someone else has a good ideas :) --Cberendt 14:56, 11 May 2009 (EDT)

I like the looks of this. I do think that, if it is possible, it would nice to have a page similar to the one that exists, but maybe with just the list of guests on it (like a summary page). Maybe a table of contents page automatically generated by mediawiki? My other comment is, what is the best way to automate the content that will go into this? Could a script that calls into the kvm autotest scripts have an option to upload to the wiki and have it formatted properly etc.? I am not sure how much the wiki can support and how easy it would be, but just some thoughts, hope that helps... -- --Deshantm 17:01, 11 May 2009 (EDT)