Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 460713
virt-manager Help Contents references New Machine button under File menu that does not exist.
Last modified: 2010-10-23 00:12:48 EDT
Description of problem:
virt-manager desktop help, launched using f1 key or by clicking menu button Help->Contents, references a 'New Machine' button under the 'File' menu that does not exist in GUI itself. In addition, the screenshots are from the previous version of virt-manager.
The documentation needs correction.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
# rpm -q virt-manager
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open virt-manager GUI
2. Click 'Help->Contents'
3. Select "3. The Manager Window"
4. Scroll to "3.2. File Menu Choices"
3.2 section shows :
"The File menu in the Manager window gives you the following
Starts the virtual machine creation wizard. Clicking the
New button at the bottom of the window has the
The 'New Machine item does not exist.
Documentation requires alteration to describe the items correctly.
The online Virtualisation Guide also has the same error, for which I am making another BZ:
The virt-manager help documentation shipped with the app is massively
out of date, almost to the point of uselessness. While the proper fix
would be to update the docs to reflect reality, it would be a
non-trivial effort that I don't see happening in the short term.
To address the bugs that have accumulated wrt the docs, I've just disabled
access to the docs: all 'help' buttons/menu items have been removed.
Fix built into virt-manager 0.6.1-3.el5. Setting to MODIFIED.
Updated fix being built into virt-manager-0.6.1-5.el5. Setting to MODIFIED.
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