Boxes 3.5.3

We are pleased to announce a new (unstable) release of Boxes.

Changes since 3.5.2:

- All changes included in subsequent 3.4.x releases:
- Port to clutter 1.10 API.
- Big overhaul of the UI code to make the UI look and feel a lot more like
  the design and fix many small issues.
- Wait for libvirt setup before creating VMs and save a potential crash.
- Fix warnings on canceling of VM selection.
- Zoom VM into icon when exiting display mode.
- Fixes issue of selection bar sometimes hiding on animation completion.
- Re-introduce 'ComputerName' setting in Windows 7 express installation but
  this time around, put it in the correct pass.
- Make use of 'title' node in libvirt XML. Mainly done to fix Windows 7 express
- Sort the list of boxes shown to the user according to the sorting rules in
  use for his/her locale.
- Fix a wrong assumption in wizard.
- Always skip setup page for live media in wizard instead of presenting UI
  options to user that will be ignored completely.
- Escape key now quits selection mode.
- Provide a menu entry to force shutdown VMs.
- Do not show URL entry when going back after selecting source in wizard.
- Always reset wizard source page when moving forward.
- Stop resizing the display when switching to properties.
- Remove some rendering glitches by removing some obsolete code.
- Added/updated translations:
  - Dutch
  - Galician
  - German
  - Greek
  - Punjabi
  - Serbian
  - Slovenian
  - Spanish

Dependencies changed:

- libvirt-gconfig >= 0.0.9
- clutter-1.0 >= 1.11.5
- clutter-gtk-1.0 >= 1.3.2
- gtk+-3.0 >= 3.5.5

All bugs fixed in this release:

672152 - Selection mode should be single-click
672456 - Overlong string in French translation
672527 - mouse highlighting on "source selection" step gets confused
673072 - Wrong layout after resizing / maximizing the display
674669 - zoom into box transition is poor
674673 - preview action is on mouse down instead of mouse up
676216 - [gnome-boxes] SIGSEGV gvir_connection_find_storage_pool_by_name
676669 - don't offer multi select when there is nothing to select
677034 - wizard state is not fully reset when going back to the first screen
677177 - Use gtk+ password character in Summary
677666 - Fix recent regressions against live media
677690 - Need a way to forcefully stop/reset a box
677713 - pimp the sidebar
677730 - Disable Spice display resize-guest when minimizing
677739 - Add Escape key handler to quit selection mode
678302 - Remove Category treeview and animation glitches
678456 - Zoom in/out to the right icon in the collection
678545 - Stop animationg thumbnail in properties after initial zoom
678569 - Theming broken for selectionbar and notification bar
678624 - update_mouse_mode : code should not be reached

All contributors to this release:

Alexander Larsson <alexl redhat com>
A S Alam <aalam users sf net>
Christophe Fergeau <cfergeau redhat com>
Daniel Mustieles <daniel mustieles gmail com>
Fran Diéguez <fran dieguez mabishu com>
Marc-André Lureau <marcandre lureau gmail com>
Matej Urbančič <mateju svn gnome org>
Mel <CyBunnyDragon gmail com>
Rachid BM <rachidbm ubuntu com>
Wolfgang Stöggl <c72578 yahoo de>
Wouter Bolsterlee <wbolster gnome org>
Zeeshan Ali (Khattak) <zeeshanak gnome org>
Мирослав Николић <miroslavnikolic rocketmail com>

What is Boxes?

A simple GNOME 3 application to access remote or virtual systems.


* 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


* Enterprise system management / administration
* Asset management
* Software distribution
* Automation

Use Cases

* Connect to a local virtual machine for testing.
* Connecting to a work machine from home.
* Connect to a work machine over a low quality cellular network.

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Zeeshan Ali (Khattak)
FSF member#5124

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