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Re: Approaching VMware (and others) to get Debian listed as supported ?

Ben Pfaff wrote:

> "Yann Dirson" <dirson@debian.org> writes:
>> Debian is not listed in the list of supported OS on the VMware
>> website[1].
> [...]
> 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, 
?!? Everyone else complains that releases are too *slow*!...

>> 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
>> model.
>> 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.
That's what we would want, anyway.

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