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[virt-tools-list] ANNOUNCE: virt-manager 0.8.7 and virtinst 0.500.6 released

I'm happy to announce two new releases:

virt-manager 0.8.7: virt-manager is a desktop application for managing
KVM and Xen virtual machines via libvirt.

virtinst 0.500.6: virtinst is a collection of command line tools for
provisioning libvirt virtual machines, including virt-install and

The releases can be downloaded from:


The direct download links are:


Here are the highlights for the past 2 releases (since I neglected to
send out a release announcement for the previous round :) )

The virt-manager release includes:

virt-manager 0.8.7:
- Allow renaming an offline VM
- Spice password support (Marc-André Lureau)
- Allow editting NIC <virtualport> settings (Gerhard Stenzel)
- Allow enabling/disabling individual CPU features
- Allow easily changing graphics type between VNC and SPICE for existing
- Allow easily changing network source device for existing VM

virt-manager 0.8.6:
- SPICE support (requires spice-gtk) (Marc-André Lureau)
- Option to configure CPU model
- Option to configure CPU topology
- Save and migration cancellation (Wen Congyang)
- Save and migration progress reporting
- Option to enable bios boot menu
- Option to configure direct kernel/initrd boot

virtinst 0.500.6:
- virt-install: --graphics spice now enables spicevmc and qxl
- virt-install: New --disk parameter io=native|threads

virtinst 0.500.5:
- New virt-install --cpu option for configuring CPU model/features
- virt-install --vcpus option can not specify topology and maxvcpus
- New virt-install --graphics option to unify --vnc, --sdl, spice config
- New virt-install --print-xml option to skip install and print XML

Thanks to everyone who has contributed to this release through testing,
bug reporting, submitting patches, and otherwise sending in feedback!


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