Boxes 3.4.2

We are pleased to announce a new release of Boxes.

Changes since 3.4.1:

- Performance-related fixes and improvements:
  - Asynchronously fetch VM information from libvirt to not block the UI.
  - Cache VM information to reduce potentially costly periodic calls to libvirt.
  - Unset cache on disk driver for main storage.
  - Use virtio disk for OSs that support it out of the box.
- Fix product logo fetching that broke against libosinfo 0.1.1.
- Dragging window in Microsoft Windows 7 shouldn't bring topbar.
- Make wizard file chooser dialog, modal.
- Fix mouse scrollwheel not working.
- Express installation:
  - Mark CD-ROM and floppy devices/images as optional after installation.
  - Fix Fedora 17 express installation.
  - Translate X keyboard layout ID to console layout ID as Anaconda expects the
    latter in the kickstart file.
- Added/updated/fixed translations:
  - Catalan
  - Czech
  - Belarusian
  - Brazilian Portuguese
  - Bulgarian
  - French
  - Galician
  - German
  - Italian
  - Lithuanian
  - Polish
  - Serbian

Dependencies changed:

- libvirt-glib >= 0.0.8
- libvirt-gconfig >= 0.0.8

All bugs fixed in this release:

670777 - Better disk performance
673856 - Missing ISO source should not be treated as a fatal error
674228 - Name logo files according to distro names
674328 - Cannot differentiate similar ISOs in list of ISOs
674352 - Getting statistics slow down VMs a lot
674361 - Top toolbar in display shouldn't prevent win7 drag window top to
674647 - Make wizard file chooser dialog, modal
675615 - Mouse scrollwheel not working in local Windows XP guest
675617 - Mark the express install floppy image as optional
675663 - Don't do blocking calls on main threads when collecting stats
675813 - Translate X kbd layout ID to console layout ID

All contributors to this release:

Alexander Larsson <alexl redhat com>
Alexander Shopov <ash kambanaria org>
Aurimas Černius <aurisc4 gmail com>
Bruno Brouard <annoa b gmail com>
Christian Kirbach <Christian Kirbach googlemail com>
Fran Diéguez <fran dieguez mabishu com>
Gil Forcada <gforcada gnome org>
Ihar Hrachyshka <ihar hrachyshka gmail com>
Jonh Wendell <jwendell gnome org>
Luca Ferretti <lferrett gnome org>
Marc-André Lureau <marcandre lureau gmail com>
Marek Černocký <marek manet cz>
Piotr Drąg <piotrdrag gmail com>
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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