[vbox-dev] Guest/Host interactions

Klaus Espenlaub espenlaub at innotek.de
Thu Feb 28 03:19:24 PST 2008

Frédéric Dreier wrote:
> Does it means that if I download virtualbox from SVN and compile it, it 
> will not support microsoft OS as guest? Or is binary libraries in SVN?

I was specifically talking about guest additions (the full source code 
of the vbox host driver is included, so that's not an issue at all). The 
guest addition driver plays a vital role in guest/host interactions. You 
could use the binary which comes with current virtualbox packages.

Adding the functionality you are thinking about seems feasible without 
changing the additions drivers we provide, but you have to be prepared 
for working with a binary black box. And the documentation in that area 
is pretty sparse - we didn't anticipate people trying to contribute 
stuff there.

Dr. Klaus Espenlaub     innotek GmbH, http://www.innotek.de

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