[virt-tools-list] Re: [et-mgmt-tools] virt-manager comments

Gene Czarcinski gene at czarc.net
Fri Jul 17 16:37:48 UTC 2009

On Friday 17 July 2009 09:54:10 Cole Robinson wrote:
> (taking this to virt-tools-list, we are discontinuing et-mgmt-tools)
> > For the most part I like the way virt-manager works.  However, there are
> > a couple of (usability) things that really annoy me and I was wondering
> > if anyone else is annoyed.
> >
> > 1.  The "are you sure" popup that occurs when you do a shutdown/force-off
> > (virtual poweroff).  While this popup may be the right thing to do in a
> > production environment, it is aggravating in a test/development
> > environment where virtual poweroff is used frequently.
> >
> > I would like to see an option to disable the popup (that is, just do the
> > virtual poweroff) as either a global parameter or (maybe better) a per
> > guest option.
> Yes, I've been meaning to put an option to "Don't show this again" in that
> dialog for a while now.
> > 2. The "apply" button on the boot selection panel for a guest, is a pain
> > (I often forget to do it after I change the boot device):
> >
> > Preferred way to work: just change the boot device (eliminate the apply
> > button).
> Boot device and autostart are the probably the only changes we could safely
> do without the user explicitly hitting apply. Only downside is that it
> would be inconsistent with the rest of the screens. I'm not opposed to the
> idea if someone wanted to implement it.

"are you sure" has been bugzilla'ed:

I forgot this one that I bugzilla'ed to optionally not boot the system after a 
new guest is defined:

And I just added one for the apply button:

python is not really my thing (C and c++ is).  However, I have poked around 
some python scripts a time or two.  I will add taking a look at removing the 
apply button to my todo list.


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