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Posted 02 April 2012 - 10:07 AM

We are pleased to announce a new release of Boxes.

Changes since 3.4.0:

- Fix broken layouts.
- Fix first-time connection to boxes requiring password.
- Fix text color of notifications during selection mode.
- Don't timeout notifications if main window isn't active so that user can't
easily miss them.
- Box creation wizard:
- Remember the selected file/URL when going back to source selection page.
- Forget the selected file/URL when box creation is cancelled.
- Install Fedora 16 and older from remote repository.
- Add SPICE agent channel to newly created domains so that features like
copy&paste with client/host work for guests with vdagent drivers installed.
- Sane default sound and video devices for unknown OSs.
- Rid of theme parser warnings.
- Added/updated translations:
- German
- Indonesian
- Korean
- Norwegian bokmål
- Polish
- Slovenian
- Spanish
- Swedish
- Telugu

Dependencies changed:

- libvirt-gconfig >= 0.0.7

All bugs fixed in this release:

670306 - should do some kickstart sanity check before starting the installer
672159 - gnome-boxes should remember the iso that was selected when going back
from the 'configuration' screen
672160 - isos selected through boxes should appear in the "recently used"
section in the file selector
672528 - "Cancel" button does not really cancel
672853 - Assistant layout is broken
672872 - Sane default sound & video devices for unknown OSs
672983 - error message notification should not go away when the error is fatal
673053 - error popups are not readable

All contributors to this release:

Andika Triwidada
Christian Kirbach
Daniel Mustieles
Daniel Nylander
Kjartan Maraas
Marc-André Lureau
Matej Urbančič
Piotr Drąg
Praveen Illa
Seong-ho Cho
Zeeshan Ali (Khattak)

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)
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