[vbox-dev] FreeBSD VirtualBox patch

Knut St. Osmundsen bird at innotek.de
Wed Sep 19 02:09:56 PDT 2007


Hi Oliver.

Olivier Fauchon wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> 
> Thanks to Bird's (from IRC #vbox-devs) work and advices, I could spent
> some of my spare time trying to enhance VirtualBox's FreeBSD status.
> 
> Here is an attached patch that fixes : 
> 
> - 'configure' : should properly detect FreeBSD libraries and headers
> - Makefiles.kmk fixes.
> 
> 
> At the moment, you can compile the whole tree (With QT/SDL/XPCOM...).
> You can run some virtual machines with VBoxBFE (and no acceleration).
> 
>  But VirtualBox still has big problems:
> 
> * Some code parts to fix (#warning @compile)
> * XPCom Virtual Object creation while running VirtualBox (Error
> 0x80004005)
> * Strange message'QSettings::sync: filename is null/empty' when compile
> VirtualBox/ui/
> * Kernel module not ready.
> 
> I'd appreciate if you could review my patch & drop it in subversion. 

I've applied all the relevant changes, many with some associated cleanup 
or adjustments. Since i don't have a FreeBSD box handy for building, I 
cannot verify that my edits will work. So, let me know how it goes.

Kind Regards,
  knut




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