[libvirt] ANNOUNCE: virt-manager 0.9.2 and virtinst 0.600.2 released

Cole Robinson crobinso at redhat.com
Mon Jul 9 15:08:12 UTC 2012

I'm happy to announce two new releases:

virt-manager 0.9.2: virt-manager is a desktop application for managing
KVM and Xen virtual machines via libvirt.

virtinst 0.600.2: virtinst is a collection of command line tools for
provisioning libvirt virtual machines, including virt-install and

The releases can be downloaded from:


The direct download links are:


The virt-manager release includes:

- Convert to gtkbuilder: UI can now be edited with modern glade tool
- virt-manager no longer runs on RHEL5, but can manage a remote RHEL5
- Option to configure spapr net and disk devices for pseries (Li Zhang)
- Many bug fixes and improvements

The virtinst release includes:

- virt-install: New --memballoon option (Eiichi Tsukata)
- virt-install: Improved qemu/kvm pseries support (Li Zhang, Qing Lin)
- virt-install: Support setting BIOS path using -boot loader=PATH
- Various bug fixes and improvements

Also, unless there are serious snags, the next virt-manager release will have
some major organizational changes: port to GTK3, virtinst will no longer be a
public API, merging virtinst and virt-manager git repos, maybe even converting
to python3. While this will facilitate a ton of future improvements, the
downside is that a much more recent distro will be required to run
virt-manager. More info forthcoming on virt-tools-list


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