Add M1 Hypervisor Support for QEMU Port?

André-John Mas andrejohn.mas at
Wed Oct 27 13:32:27 UTC 2021

Staging would probably mean it is pre-release, so they’ll be wanting to do some testing on it, before then next numbered release. Not knowing their release cycle, I’d just say give them a month or so. In the meantime, you can always build yourself, outside of a MacPorts install, if you want it now. 

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> On Oct 27, 2021, at 02:24, Mojca Miklavec <mojca.miklavec.lists at> wrote:
> On Wed, 27 Oct 2021 at 06:02, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
>>> On Oct 20, 2021, at 22:06, Sriranga Veeraraghavan wrote:
>>> Is there a way to add an optional variant to the QEMU Portfile that would apply this patch?
>> Yes, it is technically possible to do that. However, we prefer not to include and forever maintain unofficial patches. Instead, we would prefer for such patches to be submitted to the upstream developers of the software. If they include it, then MacPorts will automatically get that and any other changes when we update to the next version of the software. If upstream elects not to include a patch, then we would have to seriously consider whether it would be appropriate for us to second-guess their decision and include it in MacPorts anyway.
> I checked their patch procedure which looks pretty involved ...
> ... but according to
> it looks like upstream has already merged the changes.
> It's hard to follow exactly because commits don't exactly match the
> contents of that patch, but by looking at and blaming individual files
> (touched by that patch) in the master branch, the first three randomly
> chosen changes seem to be included, some of them in the "staging"
> branch, whatever that means.
> Given that HB has started this and seems to be actively involved in
> maintaining the patches, I would say that it's probably perfectly safe
> to include the patches on any arm machine at least. Most likely the
> patches will either no longer be needed with the next release, or in
> the worst case we can copy them over from HB once again.
> Ranga, if you are willing to prepare a pull request, I would support
> that. I don't think we need a variant for that, I would just
> unconditionally apply the patch, at least on any arm-based CPU.
> Mojca

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