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Libosinfo 0.2.3

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Libosinfo 0.2.3 is out!


Changes since 0.2.2:


- Add datamaps for translating OS-neutral values to OS-specific ones, e.g some

installer configuration parameters like keyboard, language and timezone etc.

- New API to detect media that makes it possible to also query languages

supported by the media.

- Add install scripts for:

- RHEL 6.x.

- Microsoft Windows 8

- Fix install script for Fedora 18.

- Drop support for encoding in l10n install script configuration parameters.

- Fix test build issues.

- Fixes and improvements to documentation.

- Fix potential issues spotted by Coverity.

- Fix build for translations.

- osinfo-install-script tool now has options to list available configuration

parameters and profiles.

- Add/improve data on:


- Debian

- openSUSE

- Microsoft Windows 7

- Ubuntu

- MacOS X

- Added translations:

- Ukrainian

- Polish

- Many other fixes and improvements.


What is libosinfo?



libosinfo is a GObject based library API for managing information about

operating systems, hypervisors and the (virtual) hardware devices they can

support. It includes a database containing device metadata and provides APIs

to match/identify optimal devices for deploying an operating system on a

hypervisor. Via the magic of GObject Introspection, the API is available in all

common programming languages with demos for javascript (GJS/Seed) and python

(PyGObject). Also provided are Vala bindings.


libosinfo is Free Software and licenced under LGPLv2+.


The latest official releases can be found at:







- Required:

- gobject-2.0

- gio-2.0

- libxml-2.0


- Optional:

- gobject-introspection

- Vala (build-time only)


For further information about libosinfo please consult the project homepage







Zeeshan Ali (Khattak)

FSF member#5124



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