Re: Approaching VMware (and others) to get Debian listed as supported ?
"Yann Dirson" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Debian is not listed in the list of supported OS on the VMware website.
I asked my contact at VMware (a manager) about the situation.
The message I sent him was this:
> It's recently come up on the Debian mailing lists that Debian
> is not listed as a supported guest OS. Do you have an idea who
> I should talk to about getting it added? The list of supported
> guest OSes is pretty long, so I imagine that it's really just
> an oversight, not a technical issue.
Here is the answer that I received from him:
> [...] I'm doubtful its purely an oversite.
> We're responsible for testing and validating anything we claim to
> be supported, and my (admittedly dated) understanding with
> respect to Debian is that it morphs at a rate greater than we can
> adequately test, and while I'm pretty sure we always test with
> Debian before releases, making the statement of official support
> is a higher bar that is impractical given the Debian release
> I may also be totally wrong though.
There was a follow-up from the product manager for VMware
Workstation as well:
> You're actually spot on. We just started supporting Ubuntu
> with WKS 5.5.
These answers seem to assume that VMware would say that the
"unstable" release is supported. Our "stable" releases, on the
other hand, change very slowly. I could ask again, if anyone is
interested, about support for stable releases of Debian.