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GNOME Boxes

GNOME Boxes
The box creation "Source Selection" screen for Boxes 3.5.
Developer(s) The GNOME Project
Stable release 3.14.2 (November 13, 2014 (2014-11-13)) [1]
Preview release 3.15.1 (October 30, 2014 (2014-10-30)) [2]
Development status Active
Written in C, Vala
Platform GNOME
Website /Boxes/Apps.org.gnomewiki

Boxes, also known as GNOME Boxes is an application of the GNOME Desktop Environment, used to access remote or virtual systems.

Contents

  • History and functionality 1
  • People 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

History and functionality

GNOME Boxes was initially introduced as beta software in GNOME 3.3 (development branch for 3.4) as of Dec 2011,[3] and as a preview release in GNOME 3.4.[4] Its primary functions are as a virtual machine manager and remote filesystem browser, utilizing the libvirt, libvirt-glib, and libosinfo technologies.[5] This enables the viewing of remote systems and virtual machines on other computers in addition to locally-created virtual machines. Boxes possesses the ability to easily create local virtual machines from a standard disk image file, such as an ISO image while requiring minimum user input.

People

Boxes was originally developed by Marc-André Lureau, Zeeshan Ali, Alexander Larsson and Christophe Fergeau[6] and is currently being maintained and developed by Zeeshan Ali.

See also

References

  1. ^ "GNOME 3.14.2 is out". GNOME mailing list. November 13, 2014. Retrieved November 13, 2014. 
  2. ^ Clasen, Matthias (October 30, 2014). "GNOME 3.15.1". gnome-devel-announce mailing list. https://mail.gnome.org/archives/gnome-announce-list/2014-October/msg00042.html. Retrieved November 11, 2014.
  3. ^ "GNOME developers create Boxes for virtualisation". The H. November 23, 2011. 
  4. ^ "A Second Release Of GNOME Boxes Is Boxed Up". Michael Larabel. Phoronix. December 21, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Boxes on GNOME wiki! GNOME 3.3.x Development Series". Retrieved September 30, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Boxes on GNOME wiki!". Retrieved September 30, 2012. 

External links

  • Boxes designs on GNOME wiki
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