[Libguestfs] ANNOUNCE: libguestfs 1.0.67 released

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at redhat.com
Thu Aug 13 19:04:42 UTC 2009

I'm pleased to announce the release of libguestfs 1.0.67.

Libguestfs is a library for accessing and modifying virtual machine
disk images.

Home page:  http://libguestfs.org/
Source:     http://libguestfs.org/download/
Binaries:   http://libguestfs.org/FAQ.html#binaries

Fedora builds aren't ready yet because of the current Koji outage.

(These release notes cover all the significant changes since the last
announcement which was for 1.0.64, 3 weeks ago).

New features

 - SELinux support, for guests that use it

 - inotify support

 - Allow swapon/swapoff from a swap file

 - New command: fallocate

 - New commands to make hard and symbolic links, readlink

 - New command: realpath

 - New commands to grep files

 - New command: file-architecture

 - 'file' command can now look in compressed files automatically

Bugs fixed

 - Big rewrite of daemon code that uses device and path parameters
   (Jim Meyering)

 - Do malloc fuzzing during tests (Jim Meyering)

 - Fix case where grub /boot is not a separate filesystem
   (Matthew Booth)

 - Use grub to find kernels (Matthew Booth)

 - Can now access disk images which are located on a tmpfs

 - Tons of code fixes and cleanups (Jim Meyering)

 - Fix segfault in guestfish tab completion

 - Fix CD-ROM device recognition (Matthew Booth)

 - Uses gnulib (Jim Meyering)

 - Improve speed of tests by using squashfs disks for any static
   test data

 - Improve shell quoting in the daemon using custom formatters


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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