[virt-tools-list] [PATCH virt-manager] Convert to use GTK3 and GObject Introspection bindings

Daniel P. Berrange berrange at redhat.com
Fri May 18 15:41:24 UTC 2012

On Mon, May 14, 2012 at 02:24:56PM +0100, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> Still todo
>  - Rip out all DBus stuff & make vmmEngine class inherit GtkApplication
>    which provides unique support & DBus method handling
>  - Switch to use LibvirtGConfig & LibvirtGObject for libvirt interaction
>  - Possibly switch to Python 3 too ?
>  - Figure out why GNOME keyring is missing Introspection support
> My suggestion is that the standalone GIT repo for virt-install
> only live on as a support branch for legacy platforms.
> A stable-0.9 branch of virt-manager can be kept for legacy PyGtk2
> based virt-manager releases.
> The virt-manager master branch should exclusively use GObject
> inspection and ideally Python3 and contain both the virt-manager
> and virt-install codebases in one since they are intimately
> related to each other & using separate GIT repos has needlessly
> complicated life for everyone.

I have now done alot more work on this all, including merging the
virtinst code.

The source code layout is now thus:

 * All the python programs:


 * What used to be the virtinst/ APIs


 * What used to be the virtconv APIs


 * What used to be the virtManagerTui APIs


 * Any API which uses the Gtk library


 * Remaining code shared between GTK & Newt UIs


The test suite from virtinst is in tests/ as before.

Due to splicing the history of python-virtinst into the virt-manager
GIT repository, it isn't practical to git send-email this patch
series (unless you want to receive an email flood with every single
previous virtinst commit :-). So I have prepared a branch with the


In terms of RPMS we get:

  virt-manager     - The GTK frontend & virtManager.gtk modules
  virt-manager-tui - The Newt frontend & virtManger.newt modules
  virt-manager-common - virtManager.installer, virtManager.convertor
                        and virtManager modules. Also PO files
  virt-install     - The text based scripts (obsoletes/provides python-virtinst)

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