Call for Testers: VirtualBox 4.0.6

Kevin Oberman oberman at
Mon May 9 14:30:42 UTC 2011

> Date: Mon, 09 May 2011 05:57:05 -0700
> From: Yuri <yuri at>
> Sender: owner-freebsd-emulation at
> I think 4.0.6 is quite stable now. Is it really less stable than the 
> current version in ports 3.2.12?
> Why don't you at least put them into ports/emulators repository with 
> -devel suffix like many other ports do? So that there is no need to go 
> through the third party repository.

4.0.6 is still not as robust for me as 3.2.12, but it's now close and
the added features still make it a win for me. I have not had an actual
crash with 4.0.6, but I have had VMs simply deadlock.

The problems I have seen are all upstream, not FreeBSD specific. I see
the same issues when I use my Ubuntu VM running on Windows7. 4.0.6 is
MUCH more stable than 4.0.4.

I think it's reasonable to update the port.
R. Kevin Oberman, Network Engineer
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