On 04/14/2016 07:54 AM, Jiri Eischmann wrote:
Boxes is the pre-installed solution for VMs on Workstation, but it
doesn't get as much attention as it should.
Currently development composes of F24 don't even work in Boxes on F23,
so users who'd like to test F24 in the default VM app are out of luck.
It clearly violates one of the release criteria:https://fedoraproject.o
More test coverage is good, but the larger problem may be that gnome-boxes
lacks some fedora dev love; The bug tracker is filled with dupes, the last f22
build was in july, last f23 build was in october
The problem is that even though Boxes is the default VM app in
Workstation it's not among recommended Fedora virtualization tools the
criteria is referring to: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Getting_starte
Fedora QA also use solely virt-manager and they only test Boxes from
time to time to make sure the basic functionality works.
The more complete picture AFAIK is that virt-manager is part of the workflow
for some fedora QA people, while gnome boxes is something that they (maybe)
test. virt-manager/virt-install have at least one feature that boxes lacks
that I know QA use often, and that's installing directly from a URL tree by
pulling down kernel/initrd. Saves having to fetch an iso for quick tests
Boxes have been here for some time, it's our default solution,
should make sure it's the best working desktop VM on Fedora and work
with Fedora QA on ways to improve the test coverage. I think we should
start with adding Boxes to recommended virt tools. Does anyone have an
idea if it needs to go through some committee or is it just "go ahead
and edit" wiki page?
No oversight needed, edit the page as you see fit. The virt wiki docs are in a
pretty sorry state, I've been meaning to clean them up for a long time