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Re: [virt-tools-list] virt-manager release roadmap



On 03/25/2013 08:11 AM, Gene Czarcinski wrote:
> On 03/23/2013 09:18 PM, Doug Goldstein wrote:
>> So really just trying to understand what the release roadmap is. Right
>> now its been about 8 months since the last release of virtinst and
>> virt-manager. There's 37 patches in virtinst since the last release
>> and virt-manger has 42. Depending on the time frame of the GTK+3.2
>> branch release, I think there's an advantage to doing a virtinst
>> 0.600.4 and virt-manager 0.9.5. But there's really 3 ways to go. A
>> basic bug fix release, looking at all the distros we're all carrying
>> anywhere from half-dozen to a dozen patches or a full master release
>> or wait until the GTK+ 3.2 release is ready. I'll be glad to put
>> together the proposed patchset for the bug fix release and send it to
>> the list if that's the route people want to go.
>>
> I believe there are a few stoppers before a new virt-manager based on the
> gtrk3.2 branch can be released.
> 
> 1. virt-manager-tui is broken.
> 
> 2. The Gtk/Gdk color stuff does not work.
> 

Can you be more specific here? I don't know what you mean offhand.

> While you can run the new virt-manager from a clone of the git, there appear
> to be a few things to be done so that it can be distributed as a tarball or
> rpm.  I believe that python-distutils-extra is being used in place of
> autotools for packaging but I have no idea how to do that.
> 
> In general the gui side does work and I have had few problems implementing my
> future patch/patches to implement IPv6 support and a few other things dealing
> with networking and the glade-3 ui's.
> 

Right, the gtk3 branch isn't quite ready, but it's in a close enough state
that I'm happy to cut a final gtk2 release and commit to the next release
being based on the gtk3 merge work.

- Cole


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