[fedora-virt] ANNOUNCE: libguestfs 1.0.41 released

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at redhat.com
Thu Jun 4 16:04:02 UTC 2009

[This is the only time I'll send this announcement to qemu-devel]

I'm pleased to announce the release of a new stable version of
libguestfs, the library for accessing and modifying virtual machine
disk images.  Based on around qemu and Linux kernel code, this can be
used as a library or from scripts to make batch configuration changes
to guests, view and edit config files inside guests, and much more.



Fedora 11+ packages:
  (Available soon in F11 updates-testing or directly from Koji:

RHEL/CentOS 5 packages:
  (Being uploaded to EPEL now, available soon)

Debian packages:

Since the last announcement, many bugs have been fixed and features
added.  The main highlights are:

 - squashfs and cramfs support
 - better support for read-only access to drives
 - many problems with string handling in different language bindings
   have been fixed
 - internationalization support
 - ext4 support improved on RHEL 5
 - improved support for running commands in the guest
 - support for skipping tests
 - lvresize and ext2/3 resize support
 - pvremove, vgremove, lvremove commands
 - sleep command
 - IRC channel #libguestfs on FreeNode

Bugs fixed:

501761 - libguestfs requires qemu, not qemu-system-x86 or qemu-system-ppc
501878 - guestfish built-in commands like 'alloc' and 'help' don't autocomplete
501883 - javadoc messed up in libguestfs java documentation
501885 - Doesn't detect missing Java, --with-java-home=no should not be needed
501892 - OptString parameters not handled properly in bindings
502309 - libguestfs build failure - tests occasionally fail with 'ranlib:
  './libmlguestfs.a': No such file'
502533 - Polish translation of libguestfs
503133 - "mkdir-p" should not throw errors on preexisting directories
503135 - cramfs and squashfs modules should be available in libguestfs
503169 - libguestfs /dev is too sparse for kernel installation/upgrade

Thanks to Charles Duffy for a number of patches and suggestions.


Richard Jones, Emerging Technologies, Red Hat  http://et.redhat.com/~rjones
libguestfs lets you edit virtual machines.  Supports shell scripting,
bindings from many languages.  http://et.redhat.com/~rjones/libguestfs/
See what it can do: http://et.redhat.com/~rjones/libguestfs/recipes.html

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