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

Daniel P. Berrange berrange at redhat.com
Fri Jul 17 18:47:08 UTC 2009

On Fri, Jul 17, 2009 at 09:54:10AM -0400, 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.

I think having inconsistency here would be rather unpleasant. Either we
should have all the changes auto-apply, or all the changes require manual
apply.  Perhaps we should have a reminder if they go to change out of
the configuration view, without having applied changes ?

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