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Re: VMware packaging



On Sunday 13 August 2006 02:25, 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.) ?

vmware
 * is quite fast
 * does suspend/resume quite beautifully
 * the integration with the guest OS via the vmware tools is quite nice
 * as are shared folders if you're using a Windows guest
 * using snapshots and clones based off them are quite useful

Do qemu and/or bochs provide all of those?  I use those features regularly 
and would welcome such packages.  Of course, I'd welcome a Free alternative 
to vmware even more, but it's just not there atm.

cheers
-- vbi


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