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Re: [virt-tools-list] virt-manager branch gtk3.2



On 03/21/2013 11:09 AM, Gene Czarcinski wrote:
> On 03/19/2013 11:15 AM, Cole Robinson wrote:
>> On 03/19/2013 11:14 AM, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
>>> On Tue, Mar 19, 2013 at 11:11:49AM -0400, Cole Robinson wrote:
>>>> On 03/19/2013 09:02 AM, Gene Czarcinski wrote:
>>>>> With the removal of autotools, you need to update the "INSTALL" file with
>>>>> directions on how to build.
>>>>>
>>>> Yes, that branch is a work in progress, the todo.txt has an entry about
>>>> reworking the INSTALL file.
>>>>
>>>> You shouldn't even need to install anything to actually develop virt-manager,
>>>> for the gtk3.2 branch it should be as simple as making changes and just
>>>> running virt-manager directly from the source tree ( ./virt-manager.py )
>>> The only issue i hit with that branch so far is that I needed to
>>> yum intsall python-distutils-extra before running setp.py otherwise
>>> it just got a python error about missing import.
>> And even that shouldn't be necessary for most dev purposes, ./virt-manager.py
>> should just work without touching setup.py
>>
>>
> Right now I am developing on 0.9.4-4 (git plus rpm patches) but I believe it
> should not be that difficult to rebase to gtk3.2
> 
> I have IPv6 working on the display and have replaced IPy.py with ipaddr from
> the python-ipaddr package on the gui side (need to do the same for the tui side).
> 

This should be fine, ipaddr looks to be as commonly available as IPy so it
shouldn't cause any distribution problems.

> IPv4 only for the createnet wizard but both IPv4 and IPv6 on display.  There
> are so many new capabilities in libvirt-networking that it is difficult to
> determine the best way to display them (or if they should be displayed at
> all).  An example is dhcp-host and dhcp networks with no range but a bunch for
> dhcp-host specifications.  It is not clear how best to display them.
> 

Indeed, I think trying to expose every little detail would be overkill. But
I'm also not super familiar with all the libvirt networking capabilities so
it's tough to say what be added and what should be ignored. We can start with
your patches and figure it out from there.

> It is also not clear how much editing/modify to add beyond start, stop,
> delete, and autostart.  I do intend to add basic IPv6 configuration to the
> createnet wizard.
> 

I wouldn't worry about editing/modify until after the rest of the bits are in
place. We can talk about it then.

> As far as the tui interface is concerned, I am not too interested besides
> getting rid of IPy.py.  The virsh suite is a nice tui interface thank you very
> much. 

Don't worry about the TUI, just adapt the code and I'll worry about making
sure it isn't entirely broken.

Thanks,
Cole


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