mardi 31 janvier 2012

Going to FOSDEM!

This is this time of the year again, FOSDEM will take place in Brussels next week-end. This is one of my favourite free software event, lots of interesting talks, lots of interesting people, and lots of energy everywhere. This year, it looks like it will be the best FOSDEM ever! More devrooms, more than 400 talks, more everything!

I've helped again organizing the crossdesktop devroom. Among these talks, I can only recommend the gnome-boxes presentation that Marc-André and Zeeshan will be giving :) While I'm at it, here are a few more shameless plugs: Hans de Goede will be giving 2 SPICE talks in the Virtualization devroom, one general presentation of SPICE, and one where he will describe the USB redirection support in SPICE. And Alon Levy will present his work to interact with an X server through SPICE without using a virtual machine.

Last but not least, there will also be a GNOME booth with some goodies...

See you all there in a few days!

lundi 23 janvier 2012

Unpacking Boxes...

For the impatient people running Fedora 16 but who still want to get an aperçu of Boxes, today's your lucky day! I set up a preview repository with all the needed package to install Boxes on Fedora 16.
If you want to try it, download this file to /etc/yum.repos.d and then run  
yum install gnome-boxes && yum update

To go back to your previous setup, you can either use the convenient yum history, or remove /etc/yum.repos.d/gnome-boxes-preview.repo and use
yum remove libvirt-glib && yum distro-sync

Keep in mind that this is a new application still in heavy development, so you're likely to find bugs and missing features. But I'm sure you will enjoy it nonetheless :)

Feel free to join us in #boxes on if you have any issues, or if you just want to chat with us.