[virt-tools-list] ANNOUNCE: virt-manager 2.0.0 released

Cole Robinson crobinso at redhat.com
Mon Oct 15 17:52:33 UTC 2018

I'm happy to announce the release of virt-manager 2.0.0!

virt-manager is a desktop application for managing KVM, Xen, and LXC 
virtualization via libvirt.

The release can be downloaded from:


The 2.0.0 isn't hugely significant here, the app will largely look the 
same to most people. Internally we had the big change of python3 support 
which definitely bumps up the minimum supported host version 
virt-manager can run on.

I also took the opportunity to remove some uncommonly used features from 
virt-manager's UI, chief among them the host interface management UI. In 
practice I don't think this will really impact anyone because it didn't 
work that well to begin with. More details are in this thread: 

The big changes in this release include:

- Finish port to Python 3 (Radostin Stoyanov, Cole Robinson)
- Improved VM defaults for supported OS: q35 PCIe, usb3, CPU host-model
- Search based OS selection UI for new VMs (Daniel P. Berrangé,
     Cole Robinson)
- Track OS name for lifetime of domain in <metadata> XML
- Host interface management UI has been completely removed
- Show domain IP on interface details page (Lin Ma, Cole Robinson)
- More efficient stats polling with AllDomainStats (Simon Kobyda,
     Cole Robinson)
- TPM device model and backend UI (Marc-André Lureau, Stefan Berger)
- Show <channel> connection state in UI (Lin Ma)
- Show attached devices in <controller> UI (Lin Ma)
- UI option to plug/unplug VM nic link (Simon Kobyda)
- UI support for disk discard and detect_zeroes (Povilas Kanapickas,
     Lin Ma)
- Improved SUSE --location URL/ISO detection (Charles Arnold)
- cli and UI support for SCSI persistent reservations (Lin Ma)
- cli: Add --network mtu.size= option (Anya Harter)
- cli: Add --disk driver.copy_on_read (Anya Harter)
- cli: Add --disk geometry support (Anya Harter)
- cli: Add --sound codec support (Anya Harter)
- cli: Add --hostdev net/char/block for LXC (Lubomir Rintel)
- cli: Add --memorybacking access_mode and source_type (Marc-André
- cli: Add --boot rebootTimout (Yossi Ovadia)
- cli: Add --destroy-on-exit

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


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