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[Libguestfs] Fedora 18 / Rawhide switch over to using libvirt as the back end



Just a note [possibly more of a warning] that I'm intending to switch
the default backend in Fedora 18+ to libvirt this week.  For more
information about what this means, see:

  https://rwmj.wordpress.com/2012/07/23/new-in-libguestfs-use-libvirt-to-launch-the-appliance/#content

Barring any bugs, the change ought to be transparent.  The reasons why
we're making this change in Fedora are:

 - Because in RHEL 7 this will be the default and we want to test it.

 - Improved encapsulation and security through sVirt.

 - Allows us to implement advanced features, especially disk
   hotplugging and access to remote disks.

Note there's no change upstream.  libvirt still isn't required.

Rich.

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