Request to include VMware X11 drivers on the installation media

Andriy Gapon avg at
Tue Sep 28 17:37:31 UTC 2010

on 28/09/2010 19:45 Dmitry Torokhov said the following:
> [ As was recommended by Joel Dahl I am resending this request to the ports
>   list as I haven't got response from freebsd-x11 maintainers. ]
> Hi,
> We (VMware) would like to stop shipping our mouse and graphics drivers
> for newer releases of X server as part of our VMware Tools distribution
> and instead rely on versions of said drivers shipping with guest OSes.
> Currently both xf86-input-vmmouse and xf86-video-vmware are part of the
> ports tree but it would be helpful for the users if they were also
> available on the installation media. Could you please tell me what is
> needed to move the drivers in question there?

Things like that are decided by FreeBSD Release Engineering team.
I think that such a notice/request should be sent to them directly.

Andriy Gapon

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