[virt-tools-list] ANNOUNCE: virt-manager 0.8.5 and virtinst 0.500.4

Cole Robinson crobinso at redhat.com
Tue Aug 24 21:27:38 UTC 2010

I'm happy to announce two new releases:

virt-manager 0.8.5: virt-manager is a desktop application for managing
KVM and Xen virtual machines via libvirt.

virtinst 0.500.4: 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:

- Improved save/restore support
- Option to view and change disk cache mode
- Configurable VNC keygrab sequence (Michal Novotny)

The virtinst release includes:

- New virt-install --console option for specifying virtio console device
- New virt-install --channel option for specifying guest communication
- New virt-install --boot option. Allows setting post-install boot
  order, direct kernel/initrd boot, and enabling boot device menu.
- New virt-install --initrd-inject option, which enables installation
  using a _local_ kickstart file (Colin Walters)

Thanks to everyone who has contributed to this release through testing,
bug reporting, submitting patches, and otherwise sending in feedback!


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