virt-manager package Description is obscure and unspecific

Bug #206887 reported by Mike MacCana on 2008-03-26
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
virt-manager (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: virt-manager

The description for the virt-manager package is obscure.

"Description: desktop application for managing virtual machines
 It presents a summary view of running domains and their live performance &
 resource utilization statistics. A detailed view presents graphs showing
 performance & utilization over time. Ultimately it will allow creation of new
 domains, and configuration & adjustment of a domain's resource allocation &
 virtual hardware. Finally an embedded VNC client viewer presents a full
 graphical console to the guest domain."

- 'managing' in unspecific. What do we mean by this? Perhaps 'creating, viewing, controlling and monitoring performance of virtual machines'. We should say that instead.

- Starting a sentence with 'it' is bad grammar.

- Being able to see a VM is important, yet its the last thing mentioned.

- The package description is actually a description of the UI (summary view, detailed view, etc) rather a description of what the tool does.

Suggest:

"Create, show, control, and monitor virtual machines

Virtual Machine Manager is a desktop application to create, start, edit, control, and monitor the performance of one or more virtual machines. Virtual Machine manager shows the display of each machine, and allows direct graphical control of each VM. The virtual machines can be based on KVM or Xen, and can run on either the local machine or remote Xen / KVM servers. "

Kees Cook (kees) on 2008-04-07
Changed in virt-manager:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Confirmed
Soren Hansen (soren) wrote :

Great suggestions. Thanks. I've added this to my local tree, so it will be in Intrepid.

Changed in virt-manager:
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Changed in virt-manager:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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