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Re: [Libvir] virtinst 0.100.0 and virt-manager 0.3.0 releases



On Tue, Jan 23, 2007 at 03:16:05AM +0000, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> Following on from the recent libvirt 0.1.11 release, I'm pleased to announce
> new releases of the virtinst & virt-manager applications. 
> 
> The virtinst 0.100.0 release is a major re-factoring to make use of the
> libvirt inactive domain management APIs when provisioning guests. It also
> tries to clean up many of the Xen specific bits to facilitate future use
> with the QEMU backend of libvirt. From a usability point of view it also
> now displays progress information when downloading kernel & initrd and
> creating the filesystem images.
> 
> The virt-manager 0.3.0 release brings a major functionality update, enabling 
> of inactive domain management. This requires libvirt at least version 0.1.11
> to provide implementations of inactive domain management for Xen 3.0.3
> and Xen 3.0.4. With this new functionality the display will list all
> guests which are in the 'shutoff' state. The guest can be started with
> the 'Run' button in the virtual console window. The vistinst package
> must also be updated to at least version 0.100.0 to ensure that during
> provisioning of guests it uses the new inactive domain management APIs.
> Finally there have been a variety of minor UI fixes & enhancements
> such as progress bars during guest creation, reliability fixes to the
> virtual console and even greater coverage for translations.
> 
> As of today, virtinst is now formally a part of the virt-manager project,
> so downloads for both virtinst & virt-manager are available from the same
> download page:
> 
>   http://virt-manager.et.redhat.com/downloads.html

Delibrate typo in that url - it should have been:

  http://virt-manager.et.redhat.com/download.html

> All historical release from virtinst 0.95.0 onwards are available there.
> 
> In addition, to encourage / facilitate broader community development & 
> feedback on the virtinst/virt-manager applications we have decided to 
> designate et-mgmt-tools redhat com as the project primary mailing list:
> 
>   http://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/et-mgmt-tools
> 
> We welcome feedback on what additional capabilities / features people would 
> like to see in future virtinst / virt-manager releases.  As a taste of things
> to come, we have active developments plans for:
> 
>  - Secure authenticated remote management
>  - Support for QEMU & KVM virtualization

Regards,
Dan.
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