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Re: [virt-tools-list] [PATCH v2] Virt-manager: Add configurable grab keys

On 08/24/2010 04:10 PM, Cole Robinson wrote:
On 08/23/2010 10:49 AM, Michal Novotny wrote:
this is the patch to add configurable grab keys to the virt-manager I
did in my spare time for my own purposes originally (and also it's
partially based on a request from a collegue in our office). It requires
at least Gtk-VNC 0.4.0 since git commit 378721ec1 of Gtk-VNC introduced
this feature. It's been tested and this patch is for the latest
mercurial codebase of VMM and a bug 616355 ( [RFE] Add configurable grab
key sequences for VMM) has been filed by myself some time ago for this

This is the second version of the patch that's including the exception
handling for case the user is using some older version of Gtk-VNC
(pre-0.4.0) that doesn't support the configurable grab keys. For the VMM
interface itself, a new tab in preferences dialog, called "Keys", has
been added showing the current grab keys combination and new GConf entry
is being written when edited. Also, when you press the "Define" button
on this tab a new dialog window is being opened and you have to press
all the keys you want to use as grab keys and when you have all the keys
you want to use in your combination pressed you have to click OK button
to allow VMM to remember it.

Also, one slight issue is when you opened the console window already
since the grab key combination is being read only on init() apparently
so when changing the grab keys combination the restart of virt-manager
is recommended.

I also considered the advices Cole gave me when implementing this new
version and the check-pylint was returning no errors and/or warnings as

Differences between version 1 and version 2 (this one):
   - Implement the grab_keys_supported() method to check for configurable
grab keys support in the GTK-VNC version currently installed
   - Grab key sequence is configurable in Prefs->  VM Details and "Change"
button is disabled when GTK-VNC doesn't support it - tooltip is being shown
   - Exception handling when somebody manually edited the grab-keys in
GConf has been added to ignore invalid (non-integer) key codes

Please write me your feedback on this version.

Thanks! I pushed this yesterday with a changes: I moved the prefs UI
under the 'Graphical Consoles' frame, rather than create a new section,
and I changed the wording a bit in the key recorder dialog:


- Cole

Well, great. Thanks for pushing this. I reviewed this in the latest mercurial tree and installed and it's looking fine.


Michal Novotny<minovotn redhat com>, RHCE
Virtualization Team (xen userspace), Red Hat

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