[Help Welcome] KVM Development - staying the course

@Patrick the images are live but the links are broken because they don’t take the new Intel_AMD naming into account. Can you please adjust the templates to allow for multiple archs?

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Fixed KVM Testers Only Version - Whonix with:
KVM Testers Only Version: Difference between revisions - Whonix

Also gpg / signify verification instructions will need updating.

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OK what is the stable version no.? Because in practice the main KVM download page always provided the latest point release.

1 Like can be stable whenever you’re comfortable / tested.

This time maybe KVM version will be release before VirtualBox version which is in the making but that’s alright. All packages are in the stable repo already anyhow.

1 Like, I hereby bless thee stable

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Lots of users currently failing to install Whonix KVM. Perahps due to changed file names? (Multiple Architecture Documentation (multiarch))

  • What is the default download folder for Firefox, Chromium, Tor Browser nowadays?
  • There needs to be some guidance where downloaded KVM images should be stored. If files are stored in the ~/Download folder, then the extract and move command will fail from the home folder. One would need to cd to the download folder beforehand.

Storing KVM images in the home folder would be easy but it’s

  • messy
  • conflicts with AppArmor

Added complexity is a re-download of a newer KVM version. In that case it would be better to move the existing ~/Download folder out of the way to prevent copying old release files.

They use wildcards and so are unaffected by our naming scheme. I’ve already applied them and they work, so the reason must be something else

For firefox it is home/user/Downloads, probably same for Chromium. The instructions assume they lie in the home folder.

Easier to just tell them to download at /home/user IMO.

It would help if they can be more specific about what step fails and with what message.

Added the above point about the home folder on the wiki

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The instructions assume there’s no old tarballs and that the older version was deleted from virt-machine manager. In the latter situation, moving the new files and importing the XML would overwrite the current install anyhow.

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Official KVM logo, I think.

Original KVM logo looked non-ideal imo. Too similar to Linux tux. Therefore a new version which is now used in Whonix wiki and on Whonix homepage has been made available. Hope that’s OK.


I’ll soon get the SVG version. Then, if you like, you could donate it on the KVM mailing list. The copyright can be assigned to KVM developers or public domain, whichever they choose. If they’re interested, they could use it as their new project logo. Unconditional donation with no strings attached of course.

However, of course others such as Whonix wiki would appropriate if use under fair use would continue to be permitted to talk about KVM in ways it’s reasonable impossible to confuse it with the original project such as showing “this Whonix download link is for Whonix KVM version”. That however is not a condition.

He’s how the preview image will look like in this forums:

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Looks good. I like how compact it is. The identity of KVM is tied to the kernel so much that it’s indistinguishable - maybe that’s why they designed the way they did.

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https://www.whonix.org/wiki/File:Kvm-new-logo.png is now 500px.

|description=Using {{project_name_long}} with KVM (Kernel Virtual Machine)

Would be better mentioning Linux too?

|description=Using {{project_name_long}} on Linux using KVM (Kernel Virtual Machine)

No this is implied by Tux and not included in the original.

A post was merged into an existing topic: kicksecure on host

Link Kicksecure ™ for KVM with Xfce is deprecated. That would be Kicksecure ™ for KVM with Xfce now, waiting to be populated.

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https://www.whonix.org/wiki/KVM#3D_Graphics_Acceleration any update?

KVM: Difference between revisions - Whonix

Done. Thanks to @GavinPacini who I assume is behind these changes.

Hopefully I’ll get to it soon. Any idea what a common graphics intensive program I can use to benchmark?