GNOME Boxes

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GNOME Boxes
GNOME Boxes Source Selection Screen.png
The box creation "Source Selection" screen for Boxes 3.5.
Developer(s) The GNOME Project
Stable release 3.16.3 (May 18, 2015; 2 months ago (2015-05-18)) [±][1]
Preview release 3.17.4 (July 22, 2015; 9 days ago (2015-07-22)) [±][2]
Development status Active
Written in C, Vala
Platform GNOME
License GNU GPL[3]
Website wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Boxes

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

History and functionality[edit]

GNOME Boxes was initially introduced as beta software in GNOME 3.3 (development branch for 3.4) as of Dec 2011,[4] and as a preview release in GNOME 3.4.[5] Its primary functions are as a virtual machine manager, remote desktop client (over VNC), and remote filesystem browser, utilizing the libvirt, libvirt-glib, and libosinfo technologies.[6] 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[edit]

Boxes was originally developed by Marc-André Lureau, Zeeshan Ali, Alexander Larsson and Christophe Fergeau[7] and is currently being maintained and developed by Zeeshan Ali.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hergert, Christian. "GNOME Builder - 3.16.3". Retrieved 29 July 2015. 
  2. ^ "GNOME 3.17.x Development Series". Retrieved June 25, 2015. 
  3. ^ https://git.gnome.org/browse/gnome-boxes/tree/COPYING
  4. ^ "GNOME developers create Boxes for virtualisation". The H. November 23, 2011. 
  5. ^ "A Second Release Of GNOME Boxes Is Boxed Up". Michael Larabel. Phoronix. December 21, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Boxes on GNOME wiki! GNOME 3.3.x Development Series". Retrieved September 30, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Boxes on GNOME wiki!". Retrieved September 30, 2012. 

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