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Re: [virt-tools-list] [virt-viewer][PATCH 0/2] Create Actions menu.



On Mon, Jan 07, 2013 at 05:52:54PM -0200, lagarcia linux vnet ibm com wrote:
> From: Leonardo Garcia <lagarcia br ibm com>
> 
> This menu would hold entries related to the connected guest life-cycle management:
>  - Restart
>  - Shutdown
>  - Forced Shutdown
>  - Redefine Hardware Settings
>  - etc.
> 
> The inclusion of these new actions in virt-viewer would allow an end-user to be 
> able to have some control over the running VM without the need of opening
> virt-manager or other management tools. This is specially useful in
> environments in which the end-user is not using a management tool to start the
> VMs, but, instead, have a direct link setup to connect to a local or remote VM
> in his/her desktop.

I don't really think this is somewhere that I want virt-viewer to go.
I really view virt-viewer as a minimal application for interacting with
the guest. In particular the intent is that the user of virt-viewer
should not need to have administrative privileges to libvirtd, which
your suggested menu options would require.

IMHO the use case you're describing really is one for virt-manager to
have. There is no requirement that virt-manager display its main manager
window - it has a command line flag to make it immediately display the
GUI console of a single VM, which pretty much provides the functionality
you describe.

Regards,
Daniel
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