On Wed, 2016-09-14 at 20:22 +0200, Jiri Eischmann wrote:
I spoke with Kamil Paral of the Fedora QA the other day and when I
mentioned Boxes his comment was: "We tried to use it again, but found
it completely broken." We didn't go into any details and I will
certainly speak more in detail about with them. But this is what I got
after insisting they should use it on daily basis to properly test it.
I've used both virt-manager and Boxes and while you're right that the
user experience of virt-manager is pretty bad it's a tool that has
never failed on me unlike Boxes (people around me have similar
experience) + it covers pretty much all features required by power
In the last LinuxVoice magazine virt-manager even won the contest of
desktop virtualization tools for Linux, so apparently others don't find
it so hopeless and not being a viable contender.
And BTW Adding RDP support to Boxes is planned.
FWIW I pretty much always use virt-manager too, I rarely touch Boxes.
But I haven't looked at it for a while, either, and I just tried it
very briefly and it seems like it may be a bit more conduicive to QA
use than it was before; I'll try and remember to use it a bit.
Still, it still has some obvious issues for our purposes; I can't see
any way to change any of the system devices except the CD/DVD, for
instance, so I can't attach or remove hard disks, which is vital for
lots of my tests. I quite often still have to switch between VNC and
Spice, too, and I can't see a way to do that either. I can't see any
way to do a direct kernel boot, either.
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