Ticket #1618 (closed enhancement: wontfix)

Opened 8 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

Help with GTK frontend development

Reported by: frandavid100 Owned by:
Priority: major Component: GUI
Version: VirtualBox 1.6.0 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: other



A GTK frontend for Virtualbox is being developed by someone in the Gentoo forums, as you can see here:

The project is shaping up pretty nice but there are features he simply lacks the time to work on. Would some Virtualbox developer be interested to collaborate?

Althoght the project itself is stable and can be used, you can see some mockups here.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by frank

The first step to improve this frontend is to use the SDK not !VBoxManage. See the source code of !VBoxManage on how to use the SDK.

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by frank

And note that Qt4 (future versions of VirtualBox will link against Qt4) is able to use Gtk engines native, see

comment:3 Changed 7 years ago by frank

  • Component changed from other to GUI

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by Technologov

The VirtualBox Qt GUI is very good, and unlikely to get any better by porting to GTK.

I would close this as wontfix.


comment:5 Changed 5 years ago by frank

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to wontfix
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