Boxes 3.3.4

We are pleased to announce a new release of Boxes.

Changes since 3.3.3:

- Add GtkApplication and gnome-shell menu.
- Add 'about' dialog.
- Hide titlebar when maximized.
- Use overlay toolbar only in fullscreen mode.
- Fix auto-hidden topbar not being shown again.
- Save default libvirt connection machines on quit.
- Delete storage volume along with its VM.
- Box creation wizard:
  - Don't accept empty URL.
  - Add a sound card device.
  - Add devices based on what is supported by the OS.
  - Put VM images in XDG_DATA_DIR, not XDG_CONFIG_DIR.
  - Express install:
    - Fix a race-condition by adding a missing 'yield' keyword.
    - Disable first boot menu for Fedora.
    - Single password setup: User now need to only authenticate once when to
      selecting the box using the password provided at box creation time and not
      inside the guest.
    - Use floppy image for only Windows OSs. According to Lucas Rodrigues
      <lmr redhat com>, floppy support on Linux isn't reliable enough.
- Use ngettext where appropriate.
- Added/updated translations:
  - Polish
  - Finnish
- Various other functional and non-functional improvements and fixes.

Dependencies changed:

- gudev >= 147 (Reduced)
- libvirt-gconfig >= 0.0.4
- gtk+-3.0 >= 3.3.5
- libosinfo >=0.0.5

All bugs fixed in this release:
665812  - VM images should not be in ~/.config
666354  - Use overlay toolbar only in fullscreen mode
666355  - app: Request to hide titlebar when maximized
666366  - Suspend to disk on quit for (local) session VMs
666368  - Single-password setup
666369  - Delete associated storage when deleting a local VM
666599  - No sound in VM started by boxes
666739  - Add devices based on what is supported by the OS
666956  - Use floppy image for only Windows express install
667140  - Refactor IProperties interface a bit
667362  - Fix auto-hide topbar not being shown
667363  - wizard: don't accept empty string
667435  - add shell menu
667660  - Reduce gudev dependency to 147
667785  - Don't try to delete transient domains
667859  - check default connection is there before crashing badly

All contributors to this release:

Christophe Fergeau <cfergeau redhat com>
Florian Müllner <fmuellner gnome org>
Lucas Meneghel Rodrigues <lmr redhat com>
Marc-André Lureau <marcandre lureau gmail com>
Marko Myllynen <marko myllynen redhat com>
Piotr Drąg <piotrdrag gmail com>
Zeeshan Ali (Khattak) <zeeshanak gnome org>

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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