qemu-kvm: call for testing

August 22, 2009

If you’re running Karmic and you use KVM, I’d appreciate your help testing the qemu-kvm package.

sudo apt-get install qemu-kvm

And then just use KVM as you normally do. Please file bugs at:



QEMU in Launchpad

June 25, 2009

QEMU provides the userspace and device emulation required by KVM. As such, it’s an extremely important project to Ubuntu’s virtualization and cloud computing efforts.

The upstream project has not had an actively maintained bug tracker for quite some time.

I recently helped QEMU’s maintainer, Anthony Liguori setup a Launchpad project for tracking QEMU’s bugs. This should be a good thing for the upstream QEMU project, as well as for tracking bugs in Ubuntu’s kvm and qemu packages.


I have also set up a bzr mirror of qemu’s git tree, for people who are more bzr-inclined.

You can now:

bzr branch lp:qemu

Also, you can use Loggerhead to browse QEMU’s source tree and revision history at: