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Re: [Qemu-devel] QEMU GUI

From: Joe Lee
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] QEMU GUI
Date: Thu, 29 Jun 2006 17:05:25 -0400
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Daniel, thanks for your info and comments below. I really like the concept and work being done with virt-manager using the libvirt API.
Is the virt-manager project run by Redhat or yourself?
In what OS platform will virt-manager run under (Windows, Linux, OS-X) - Essentially, how cross-platform is it?

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:


So if anyone's interested in trying to put together a QEMU backend for libvirt the project site is http://libvirt.org/


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