VM images of Xfce Git master for KVM and XEN now available

Maurizio Galli mauriziogalli at opensuse.org
Fri Nov 27 06:53:44 CET 2020

Thank you Olivier!
I take the chance to give an update.
I got some feedbacks about virt-manager not being particularly user
friendly so after some recommendations, I updated the wiki with steps
on using Gnome Boxes which makes it incredibly easy.

I'm also preparing images for Vagrant, Virtualbox and VMWare and I
will keep you posted when they are ready.


On Tue, Nov 24, 2020 at 11:06 PM Olivier Fourdan <fourdan at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Maurizio
> That's very cool, thank you!
> Olivier
> On Mon, 23 Nov 2020 at 21:00, Maurizio Galli <mauriziogalli at opensuse.org> wrote:
>> Dear Xfce people,
>> Today we (openSUSE Xfce Team) introduced a new and simpler way to use
>> Xfce Git master builds by using qcow2 images for KVM & XEN , we created
>> with the use of Open Build Service (OBS), Kiwi and Virtualization
>> combined.
>> The build process is based on our Git development repo aka RAT.
>> Package building and image building are fully automated and updates
>> happen on a regular basis. The final results are qcow2 disk images with
>> Xfce's latest code on top of openSUSE's rolling release Tumbleweed[2][3].
>> Currently there are two sets of qcow2 images for KVM & Xen:
>> a) The openSUSE version provides the default experience Tumbleweed and
>> Leap users are familiar with, which includes all the openSUSE branding,
>> look & feel and settings.
>> b) More relevant for Xfce devs, is the "vanilla" disk image that ships
>> Xfce completely unmodified from Git sources and without any openSUSE
>> settings and visual tweaks. This gives Xfce devs (and testers alike)
>> who want to build and test software inside a complete Xfce environment,
>> a convenient way to do so.
>> Downloads:
>> openSUSE version:
>> https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/X11:/xfce:/rat:/images/images/
>> Upstream version:
>> https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/X11:/xfce:/rat:/images:/upstream/images/
>> Usage:
>> We suggest using virt-manager and the simplified steps are:
>> 1. Download either of the qcow2 images linked above
>> 2. Import the downloaded qcow2 image in virt-manager
>> 3. Boot the imported image and follow the "first-time boot" wizard
>> until the setup is complete 4. Have a lot of fun!
>> You can find more detailed information and guide on how to use these
>> images in the dedicated wiki page at
>> https://en.opensuse.org/Portal:Xfce/Images
>> I hope you find this project useful and feel free to contact me for more
>> details.
>> Cheers,
>> Maurizio (m4u9)
>> [1]
>> https://lists.opensuse.org/archives/list/xfce@lists.opensuse.org/message/KJPYMHFFG2KW7R6AJWZMATI6OCNGXQ7R/
>> [2]
>> https://build.opensuse.org/package/show/X11:xfce:rat:images/tumbleweed-xfce-rat-openSUSE
>> [3]
>> https://build.opensuse.org/package/show/X11:xfce:rat:images:upstream/tumbleweed-xfce-rat-upstream
>> --
>> Maurizio Galli (m4u9)
>> Xfce Team
>> https://en.opensuse.org/Portal:Xfce
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