Bounty and timeline on vmware 5.x on FreeBSD 6.x
john at kozubik.com
Tue Apr 10 19:39:34 UTC 2007
On Mon, 9 Apr 2007, Eric Anderson wrote:
> VirtualBox looks VERY nice.. I've seen a thread about a month ago from
> someone trying to get it to compile on FreeBSD. After hacking the
> configure file a bit, I've gotten closer, but some of the kmk stuff is
> linked to libc.so.6, which isn't so good for me running -CURRENT.
> Honestly, I think porting vmware is now less interesting knowing that
> virtualbox is so competitive, and more easily portable.
All very interesting, of course, but the bottom line is that vmware is
becoming (or has become) the de facto standard for virtualization and
testing across all user platforms (windows, linux, and soon OSX).
The upcoming 3d hardware virtualization as well as the prevalance of
vmware images as a means of testing and distribution makes it such that I
cannot use FreeBSD as my base desktop operating system anymore unless it
can support a modern version of Vmware.
Which is the impetus for the bounty ...
 leaving out things like jail, zones, etc.
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