Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 470563
F10: virt-manager prominently advertises unavailable paravirtualization guests
Last modified: 2008-12-07 15:03:26 EST
If you go to create a new guest you get:
Choose a virtualization method:
[ ] Paravirtualized:
Blah blah ... better performance than fully virt
[ ] Fully Virtualized:
Blah Blah ... slower than paravirtualized systems
and the "paravirtualized" option is greyed out.
To me, that screams "The fast virt method is broken, try using this slow KVM thing instead" ...
Clearly that's not on-message :-)
Can we almost entirely disable this screen if there's no xen available, leaving just:
Choose a virtualization method:
CPU architecture: ...
We really need this fixed for F10, IMHO.
Given the translation freeze, we can't really change the text, so best option is to just remove the descriptive blurb below the paravirt / fully virt options. We don't hide the choice entirely because it is still relevant for Xenner.
Long term this UI will be changed so we don't need these choices at all, virt-manager making all the HV/arch/virt-type choices based on the OS media
How about just toning down the language a bit in the interim:
PV: Lightweight method of virtualizing machines. Limits operating system choices because the OS must be specially modified to support paravirtualization. Better performance than fully virtualized systems.
FV: Involves hardware simulation, allowing for a greater range of operating systems (does not require OS modification). Slower than paravirtualized systems.
PV: Lightweight method of virtualizing machines. Limits operating system choices because the OS must be specially modified to support paravirtualization, but yeilds better performance than fully virtualized systems.
FV: Involves hardware simulation, allowing for a greater range of virtual devices and operating systems (does not require OS modification).
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 10 development cycle.
Changing version to '10'.
More information and reason for this action is here:
I committed that rewording upstream. Setting to POST.
virt-manager-0.6.0-4.fc10 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 10.
virt-manager-0.6.0-4.fc10 has been pushed to the Fedora 10 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
I'm not native English speaker, but AFAIK "yeilds" is not a proper English word. s/, but yeilds better performance/. Better performance/;
I think in this case it's correct, though maybe a little awkward. The relevant definitions:
yield Pronunciation (yld)
v. yield·ed, yield·ing, yields
a. To give forth by or as if by a natural process, especially by cultivation: "a field that yields many bushels of corn."
b. To furnish as return for effort or investment; be productive of: "an investment that yields high percentages."
That would be true if the word used was indeed "yield", but it is "yeild". I really don't see what was wrong with the original expression -- to my eyes, the more significant part was removing the sentence "Slower than paravirtualized
systems." from the description of fully virtualized...
Argh, yes, you are correct. My eyes didn't want me to see the difference :/
However, I agree with the reporter that the text is too cut and dry with its wording, and is not as relevant now as it was when it was first added to virt-manager.
I'll fix the spelling though.