[virt-tools-list] [PATCH] Add operating system icon in the Details->Overview pane.

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at redhat.com
Wed Apr 20 11:08:04 UTC 2011

On Wed, Apr 20, 2011 at 11:55:28AM +0100, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> Could we side-step the entire issue, by actually using libguestfs to
> extract an icon file from the guest OS image. Most OS installs include
> some kind of theme with icons/graphics in their default install set.
> It won't work 100% of the time, but perhaps it'd work often enough to
> be viable.

That's a pretty good idea actually.  I'll see what we can do.

> With libosinfo, we can associate arbitrary metadata with operating
> system definitions. So we could include a URI for an icon file in
> the libosinfo databases for each OS, and then virt-manager could
> simply download icons on the fly.

Ditto, downloading the icons would avoid this.


Richard Jones, Virtualization Group, Red Hat http://people.redhat.com/~rjones
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