VirtualBox

Ticket #997 (closed enhancement: fixed)

Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

Improvements to Snapshots UI

Reported by: digulla Owned by:
Priority: major Component: GUI
Version: VirtualBox 1.5.2 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: other

Description

There should be a way to select two snapshots and merge them, that is, all changes from later snapshots should be committed into the earliest one selected and then, all but one snapshot should be deleted. Example:

A -> B -> C -> D

Merge with A+C selected: C->D
Merge with B+C selected: A->C->D
Merge with B+D selected: A->D
Merge with A+D selected: D

Also, the UI is displayed as a tree. The tree metaphor should only be used if you can branch which is not the case. There is no way to start from state B and create a snapshot B1 as a sibling of C. Therefore, the UI should be changed to a list.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by sandervl73

  • Cc digulla@… removed

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by markba

"The tree metaphor should only be used if you can branch which is not the case."

.... or better: construct the snapshot-architecture so that branching is indeed possible (something I heavily miss coming from VMware).

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by frank

  • Component changed from other to GUI

comment:4 Changed 5 years ago by eFloh

see also ticket:46

comment:5 Changed 4 years ago by Technologov

Because branching snapshots do exist in Vbox 3.1 (!), I recommend closing this wish.

-Technologov

comment:6 Changed 4 years ago by sandervl73

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