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Re: VMware packaging



Le dim 13 août 2006 15:24, Adrian von Bidder a écrit :
> 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.

qemu + the accelerator can do all of that, maybe not with a so nice UI 
than vmware, but that is definitely writeable IMHO.
-- 
·O·  Pierre Habouzit
··O                                                madcoder@debian.org
OOO                                                http://www.madism.org

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