kqemu and Ubuntu

Steve Langasek steve.langasek at ubuntu.com
Wed Apr 7 21:00:25 BST 2010

Hi Dustin,

On Wed, Apr 07, 2010 at 02:43:17PM -0500, Dustin Kirkland wrote:
> This message is directed at users of Virtualization in Ubuntu, and
> specifically those who use kqemu in versions of Ubuntu <= 9.04.

> You may safely disregard this message if:
>  * you do not care about Virtualization in Ubuntu (kqemu, qemu, kvm), or
>  * you're already happily running Ubuntu 9.10, or Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, or
>  * you are not using kqemu at all (see: dpkg -l kqemu*)

> As discussed at UDS-Lucid in November last year, upstream QEMU has
> completely dropped support for kqemu, and consequently will not be
> available in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS.  The decision has been discussed at
> length in several bug reports, mailing list posts, and in IRC.  I have
> compiled a set of FAQs here, to help address the recurring questions:
>  * http://blog.dustinkirkland.com/2010/04/kqemu-and-ubuntu.html
>  * https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Kqemu

> My apologies for the cross-posting.  The Ubuntu Server Team is simply
> trying to pro-actively notify users of Ubuntu users of kqemu ahead of
> the 10.04 LTS release, and direct users with recurring questions to
> the FAQ pages on the topic.

Does this warrant a mention in the release notes at

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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slangasek at ubuntu.com                                     vorlon at debian.org
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