[virt-tools-list] Devel: Newbie to virt-manager contribution

Cole Robinson crobinso at redhat.com
Fri Sep 4 16:44:03 UTC 2015

On 09/04/2015 01:11 AM, Abhijeet Kasurde wrote:
> Hi List,
> I am new to Virt-manager development and looking for easyfix / low hanging
> fruit to get my hands dirty.

Great to hear! Welcome :)

> Can anyone point me to such bugs along with priority so that I can get started?
> P.S. I have seen the bugzilla for virt-manager, but not sure where to start from.

Yeah there isn't too much simple stuff in the bug tracker. It's on my list to
make an actual public list of easyfix type stuff but I never seem to get
around to it.

A good place to start is extending the virt-install/virt-xml command line to
support more libvirt XML properties. I posted a guide here:


Some XML properties that I know off hand we don't support yet:

<features><kvm><hidden state='on'/>... , would be --features kvm_hidden=on
<features><gic version='2'/>..., would be --features gic_version=2
<on_lockfailure>FOO<..., would be --events on_lockfailure=FOO

But there's tons of other examples, you'll need to check the XML examples at
https://libvirt.org/formatdomain.html and compare them against what
virt-install supports in virtinst/cli.py... but the blog post above covers that.

If you get a few of those under your belt and want to try something more
interesting I can come up with a few things at that point.


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