Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 517614
Opening VM spawns two instances of virt-manager
Last modified: 2010-04-28 05:46:35 EDT
Description of problem:
When using gnome-applet-vm to open the display for a VM, it spawns two copies of virt-manager, and the second copy of virt-manager lists the VM twice.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Arch : x86_64
Version : 0.2.0
Release : 9.fc11
Most of the time
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Click on applet
2. Right-click on VM, click Open
3. VM display opens, and virt-manager instances are spawned
VM display opens, and virt-manager appears twice
VM display opens. Not sure virt-manager display is required, there is a seperate menu option to 'Run Virtual Machine Manager...'
I get the impression this applet is not supported much at the moment, but it appears the two virt-manager windows spawn alongside the authentication window.
I have noticed some instances one window for virt-manager will appear with the authentication box, and the second window for virt-manager will appear when the VM display opens after being authenticated.
Other times, most of the time, both virt-manager windows appear with the authentication window, and the VM window appears by itself after being authenticated.
Since the latest version of virt-manager appears to include new notification tray icon functionality that can replace this old and somewhat unsupported applet...
Can we get the updated version 0.80 of virt-manager pushed into F11, so I can remove the buggy applet?
Since the gnome-applet-vm bugs aren't getting much attention, changing this to classification under virt-manager (apologies if this annoys anyone).
As noted above, virt-manager 0.80 replicates the functionality provided by gnome-applet-vm, and since gnome-applet-vm is not supported, can we simply get it deprecated, and push virt-manager 0.80 into Fedora 11?
Note, the package for virt-manager 0.80 exists in Koji for Fedora 12 already.
(In reply to comment #3)
> Since the gnome-applet-vm bugs aren't getting much attention, changing this to
> classification under virt-manager (apologies if this annoys anyone).
Does this bug exist in the virt-manager version of the applet? I don't think it does
> As noted above, virt-manager 0.80 replicates the functionality provided by
> gnome-applet-vm, and since gnome-applet-vm is not supported, can we simply get
> it deprecated, and push virt-manager 0.80 into Fedora 11?
We have no immediate plans to push virt-manager-0.8.0 into Fedora 11, so this bug should stay open against gnome-applet-vm
I cannot see any updated ChangeLog for virt-manager on the website, but from what I can tell, virt-manager only had the 'applet mode' added in version 0.8.0, which as you have noted isn't going to be pushed into F11.
So I have stopped using gnome-vm-applet, and now just launch virt-manager and will wait for F12 to use the new applet functionality.
I have upgraded to F12, and no longer need gnome-applet-vm. The virt-manager upgrade works fine in it's place.
gnome-applet-vm is dead upstream, and no bugs will be fixed in F11. virt-manager provides an applet in F12+ which obsoletes gnome-applet-vm. Closing as WONTFIX.
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