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README

 Virtual Machine Manager
 =======================

This application provides a graphical tool for managing virtual machines
via the libvirt library.

The front end of the application uses the PyGTK / Glade libraries for
all user interaction components. The back end uses libvirt for managing
Xen, QEMU & KVM virtual machines. The UI is primarily tested with Xen
and QEMU, but is intended to be portable to any virtualization backend
libvirt supports. So when libvirt is ported to UML / VMware / etc the
UI should not require any significant changes to deal with these drivers.

Terminology
-----------

In prose this app should be referred to as 'Virtual Machine Manager'.
For source / RPM packaging, & the command name, it is called by the
shortened form 'virt-manager'

Pre-requisite software
----------------------

Where versions are noted below these are the versions tested to definitely
work. For some of them you may be able to run with earlier releases, so
please report any success to the mailing lists

 python  >= 2.4
 pygtk2 >= 1.99.12-6
 gnome-python2-gconf >= 1.99.11-7
 libvirt-python >= 0.4.0
 dbus-python >= 0.61
 gnome-keyring >= 0.4.9
 gnome-python-desktop >= 2.15.4
 libxml2-python >= 2.6.23
 vte >= 0.12.2
 gtk-vnc >= 0.0.1
 python-virtinst >= 0.300.0
 PolicyKit >= 0.6

The latter is available from

http://git.fedorahosted.org/git/python-virtinst.git

Contact
-------

All comments / suggestions / patches should be directed to the virt-tools-list
mailing list:

  http://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/virt-tools-list

For bug reporting info, see:

http://virt-manager.org/page/BugReporting

There are further project details on the website:

  http://virt-manager.org/

Submitting patches
------------------

Patches should be submitted either as unified diffs:

   tar zxvf virt-manager-X.Y.Z.tar.gz
   cp -a virt-manager-X.Y.Z virt-manager-X.Y.Z-myfeature
   cd virt-manager-X.Y.Z-myfeature
   ... make some changes ..
   cd ..
   diff -ruN virt-manager-X.Y.Z virt-manager-X.Y.Z-myfeature \
      > myfeature.patch

Alternatively use git and submit a diff against the main source repository:

   git clone git://git.fedorahosted.org/git/virt-manager.git
   cd virt-manager
   ... make your changes ...
   git commit -a -m "Some changelog message"
   git show > my_feature.patch

Then mail the 'my_feature.patch' file to the virt-tools-list@redhat.com list,
with [PATCH] and a brief description in the subject.

Using git format-patch and/or git send-email is also fine.

Related software
----------------

Links which are relevant:

  http://libvirt.org
  http://www.linux-kvm.org
  http://xensource.com/xen/
  http://pygtk.org/
  http://gtk.org/
  http://gtk-vnc.sourceforge.net/

Copyright /  License
--------------------

Unless otherwise noted, all the code for the Virtual Machine Manager
is covered under the GPL, and Copyright (C) Red Hat.

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