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Re: VMware packaging

On Sun, Aug 13, 2006 at 02:25:59AM +0200, Pierre Habouzit wrote:
> Le dim 13 août 2006 02:06, Peter Collingbourne a écrit :
> > Dear all,
> >
> > I found there were no VMware-related packages in the official
> > repository, nor any way of creating them.  Thus I propose to create
> > a tool that will build (for example for VMware Server) vmware-server
> > and vmware-modules-source packages based on an installation tarball
> > (a la java-package).
> why would we need it when there is already quite plenty of good free 
> alternatives (qemu, bochs e.g.) ?

To provide choice to the user perhaps?  I myself use qemu but some may
need features such as suspend/resume.  Also, qemu is a bit slow without
the non-free accelerator module.


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