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[virt-tools-list] ANNOUNCE: libguestfs 1.0.78 released



I'm pleased to announce the release of libguestfs 1.0.78.

Libguestfs is a library for accessing and modifying virtual machine
disk images.

Home page:  http://libguestfs.org/
Source:     http://libguestfs.org/download/
Binaries:   http://libguestfs.org/FAQ.html#binaries

A Fedora build is available in Koji here:
http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/packageinfo?packageID=8391

(These release notes cover all the significant changes since the last
announcement which was for 1.0.67, 2 months ago).

New features:

 - FUSE support so you can mount guest filesystems in the host:
   http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2009/11/03/browsing-guests-using-fuse/

 - Support for btrfs, gfs, gfs2, hfs, hfs+, nilfs2, jfs, reiserfs, xfs:
   http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2009/11/08/filesystem-metadata-overhead/

 - Support for huge (multi-exabyte) sparse virtual disks:
   http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2009/11/04/petabytes-exabytes-why-not/
   http://git.et.redhat.com/?p=libguestfs.git;a=commit;h=5ce72e039ca332ba19bb9122b7c93d257e745bb5

 - New partitioning API, supports GPT and more:
   http://libguestfs.org/guestfs.3.html#guestfs_part_add
   http://git.et.redhat.com/?p=libguestfs.git;a=commit;h=b1e1ca2f74a921b3f784537d59c617df29ea1d60

 - New tool: virt-ls
   http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2009/10/19/new-tool-virt-ls/

 - New tool: virt-tar
   http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2009/10/19/new-tool-virt-tar/

 - New tool: virt-edit
   http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2009/09/23/virt-edit/

 - New tool: virt-rescue
   http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2009/09/22/virt-rescue/

 - Windows Registry support, tools and library:
   http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2009/10/29/virt-win-reg-get-at-the-windows-registry-in-your-windows-guests/
   http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2009/10/28/libhivex-windows-registry-hive-extractor-library/

 - OCaml bindings for virt-inspector

 - RELAX NG schema for virt-inspector

 - New APIs: utimens, vfs_type, truncate, truncate_size, lchown,
   lstatlist, lxattrlist, readlinklist, case_sensitive_path, find0,
   mkfs_b, mke2journal, and more ...

 - New program: OCaml viewer
   http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2009/09/29/graphical-virt-df/

 - Allow stdout to be redirected when running guestfish remotely (Matt Booth).

 - Remove requirement for vmchannel support in qemu (horray!) and
   the tricky main loop code.

Bug fixes:

(Too many to list here, see:
http://git.et.redhat.com/?p=libguestfs.git;a=log)

Thanks to: Jim Meyering, Matt Booth and Charles Duffy for lots of
bugfixes, patches and testing.

Rich.

-- 
Richard Jones, Virtualization Group, Red Hat http://people.redhat.com/~rjones
libguestfs lets you edit virtual machines.  Supports shell scripting,
bindings from many languages.  http://et.redhat.com/~rjones/libguestfs/
See what it can do: http://et.redhat.com/~rjones/libguestfs/recipes.html


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