Request to include VMware X11 drivers on the installation media

Julian H. Stacey jhs at
Tue Sep 28 18:12:04 UTC 2010

I just added "FreeBSD Release Engineers" <re at>
as vmware might not be aware of that address.

> From:		Andriy Gapon <avg at> 
> Date:		Tue, 28 Sep 2010 20:20:58 +0300 
> Message-id:	<4CA223FA.3010708 at> 

Andriy Gapon wrote:
> 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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