[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [Qemu-devel] QEMU GUI

From: Daniel P. Berrange
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] QEMU GUI
Date: Thu, 29 Jun 2006 22:47:12 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.4.1i

On Thu, Jun 29, 2006 at 05:05:25PM -0400, Joe Lee wrote:
> Daniel, thanks for your info and comments below. I really like the 
> concept and work being done with virt-manager using the libvirt API.
> Question:
> Is the virt-manager project run by Redhat or yourself?

At the moment its just me working on it -  I only put up those web pages
a couple of days ago so there isn't anyone else involved. The project was
initiated by Red Hat, but as with all our projects we welcome involvement
/ contribution / feedback from any community members.

> In what OS platform will virt-manager run under (Windows, Linux, OS-X) - 
> Essentially, how cross-platform is it?

My primary target at this time is Linux. The application is written in Python
with libvirt and GTK / PyGTK being primary dependancies. All the GTK stuff
is portable to Windows, and libvirt should be portable too. I'm not sure what
GTK OS-X support is like though. So although I'm not testing it on anything
other than Linux, it should be possible to make it portable if there were
demand. I honestly couldn't estimate the work to port it though, not having
any experiance developing for Windows / OS-X


> -joe
> Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> >On Wed, Jun 28, 2006 at 07:03:31PM -0400, Joe Lee wrote:
> >  
> >>>I would be interested in a GUI that is not specific to QEMU. e.g. Xen/VT,
> >>>Basilisk II, SheepShaver, etc. ;-)
> >>>      
> >>Gwenole, can you elaborate more on your comments above. Are your 
> >>comments referring to having a GUI that can both run and manage several 
> >>virtualization  product (QEMU, XEN, etc) from one central GUI interface? 
> >>If so, I had a similar thought on this BUT was not sure how possible 
> >>this was. Would like to hear more on what your thoughts are on this. 
> >>Anyone else thought and comments to this would be appreciated!
> >>    
> >
> >Its entirely feasible if you have a management API to use which supports
> >the different virtualization backends. That would allow the GUI to be 
> >written to a single API, and yet control multiple systems like QEMU, Xen,
> >etc. The libvirt project aims to provide such a backend API, currently
> >supporting Xen, and a 'mock hypervisor' backend for testing purposes, and
> >it would be very desirable to have backends to drive QEMU & VMWare systems.
> >While the GUI would no doubt still have some differences in the area of
> >hardware /device configuration the bulk of it could be shared by using
> >the generic libvirt backend. I've got an early prototype of a Python/GTK 
> >based GUI for managing VMs via libvirt:
> >
> >  http://people.redhat.com/berrange/virt-manager/
> >
> >So if anyone's interested in trying to put together a QEMU backend for 
> >libvirt the project site is   http://libvirt.org/
> >
> >Regards,
> >Dan.
> >  

|=- Red Hat, Engineering, Emerging Technologies, Boston.  +1 978 392 2496 -=|
|=-           Perl modules: http://search.cpan.org/~danberr/              -=|
|=-               Projects: http://freshmeat.net/~danielpb/               -=|
|=-  GnuPG: 7D3B9505   F3C9 553F A1DA 4AC2 5648 23C1 B3DF F742 7D3B 9505  -=| 

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]