The GNOME Project has announced a few days ago that the third development release of the upcoming GNOME Boxes 3.12 remote and virtual machine management application for the GNOME desktop environment is available for download and testing.
GNOME Boxes 3.11.3 comes with a modified NAT networking system that allows both new and existing virtual machines to be on the same private network, allowing for better communication between the host and the virtual machines.
Also, another interesting feature of this third development release of the upcoming GNOME Boxes 3.12 software is that it now offers improved naming of virtual machines, as well as better presentation of OS (operating system) media, by using the brand-new OS variant API that was implemented in the libosinfo library.
Moreover, GNOME Boxes 3.11.3 fixes an activation issue with system libvirt import, fixes an aspect issue of the restore/full-screen button, improves detection of gnome-continuous images, fixes a potential crash, renames "About Boxes" to "About" in the global menu, adds missing translation marker, uses the use iso-read command for extracting files from ISO images.
Last but not least, GNOME Boxes 3.11.3 depends on libosinfo 0.2.9 or later, libcdio (runtime-only) and tracker-sparql 0.18. The fuseiso (runtime-only) dependency has been removed, and the following translations have been updated: Brazilian Portuguese, Galician, Greek, Polish, Spanish and Tamil.
We remind everyone that the GNOME Boxes 3.12 application will be part of the highly anticipated GNOME 3.12 desktop environment, due for release in Spring 2014. More details can be found in the official raw changelog.
Download GNOME Boxes 3.11.3 right now from Softpedia. Remember that this is a development release and it should NOT be installed on production machines. It is intended to be used for testing purposes only.