- View, access, and use:
- remote machines
- remote virtual machines
- local virtual machines
- When technology permits, set up access for applications on local virtual machines
- View, access, and use virtual machines on removable media
- View, access, and use shared connection / machines
- Share connections?
- Upload / publish virtual machines
- Select favorites
- Search for connections
Getting in Touch
IRC channel: #boxes on irc.gnome.org
- Git: git clone git://git.gnome.org/gnome-boxes
See the CodingStyle page for style conventions used in Boxes development.
Easiest way to build from source is using jhbuild, see Jhbuild
While virt-manager does a very good job as a virtual machine management software, its very much tailored for system administration and virtual machines. Boxes on the other hand is targeted towards typical desktop end-user who either just want a very safe and easy way to try out new operating systems or new (potentially unstable) versions of her/his favorite operating system(s), or need to connect to a remote machine (home-office connection being a typical use-case). For this reason, Boxes will not provide many of the advanced options to tweak virtual machines provided by virt-manager. Instead Boxes will focus on getting things working out of the box with very little input from user.
That said, Boxes will be sharing a lot of code-base with virt-manager project, mainly in the form of libvirt, libosinfo (not yet used by virt-manager) and qemu.
- vala (not if building from release tarballs)
If you use Boxes, we would appreciate it if you could bump-up our user counter by simply clicking on "I USE THIS" button at our openhub page.