Call for Testers: VirtualBox 4.0.4
decke at bluelife.at
Sat Feb 19 07:16:05 UTC 2011
----- Ursprüngliche Mitteilung -----
> On Fri, 2011-02-18 at 15:21 +0100, Bernhard Froehlich wrote:
> > Hi Testers.
> > A few of you have probably wondered what happened to our VirtualBox
> > efforts for FreeBSD. Well it took a bit longer then expected and a few
> > problems were found that needed to be resolved first but most of the
> > things are looking fine now and almost all patches have been pushed
> > upstream with 4.0.4 so here we are now.
> > We will continue to work on VirtualBox for FreeBSD and upstream is also
> > very helpful to us but we could need a few more hands to better keep up
> > with the work and especially improve and fix the Guest Additions. So if
> > you want to help please contact us or have a look at our Todo list.
> > This result wouldn't have been possible without the continuous help of
> > the VirtualBox Developers and a lot of people from the FreeBSD
> > community! (names in alphabetical order and probably missed a few,
> > sorry
> > for that!)
> > - Alexander Eichner
> > - Anonymous
> > - Beat Gätzi
> > - Bernhard Fröhlich
> > - crsd
> > - DomiX
> > - Doug Barton
> > - Grzegorz Blach
> > - Hans Petter Selasky
> > - Julian Stacey
> > - Jung-uk Kim
> > - Jürgen Lock
> > - Klaus Espenlaub
> > - Martin Wilke
> > - Mattia Rossi
> > - Michael Butler
> > - Sean C. Farley
> > - Steve Wills
> > - tombsd
> > - Vivek Khera
> > - well-wisher
> > - Wietse Venema
> > - Yuri
> > - many more from emulation@
> > Please when testing this ports backup all your virtual machines first.
> > Also please build the port with DEBUG option enabled and send us the
> > logfile when any VM crashes. Without them it's very hard to figure out
> > what went wrong.
> > Highlights with 4.0:
> > - USB support (by Hans Petter Selasky)
> > - Asynchronous I/O
> > - Guest additions got startscripts and a integration into the desktop
> > environments
> > - www/phpvirtualbox updated to 4.0-3
> > Changelog for 4.0:
> > - http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Changelog
> > Short configuration help:
> > - http://wiki.freebsd.org/VirtualBox
> > Todo List:
> > - http://wiki.freebsd.org/VirtualBox/ToDo
> > http://home.bluelife.at/ports/virtualbox-cft-20110218.tar.gz
> > Thanks and good luck,
> > Bernhard, on behalf of the FreeBSD Vbox Team
> Hi Folks
> Seems to be working ok for me...
> I had to;
> * remove stale /usr/ports/emulators/virualbox* directories (old patch
> file was causing build to fail)
I should have mentioned that. Please move the old ports out of the way first.
> * remove the stale vboxusers group, the install was complaining cause it
> couldn't set vboxusers gid to 920
Sounds strange and should not happen.
> # uname -rp
> 8.1-RELEASE-p2 i386
> I have tried fedora and windows xp guests, both running fine.
> I cant seem to get usb pass through working tho, when I go to add usb
> device it says 'no devices available', do we need to manually setup the
> device info ?
Yeah i want to document it on the virtualbox wiki page but until that you could search for the mail of hans petter selasky on the vbox-dev mailinglist.
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