[vbox-dev] VboxService GetAddsVersion

James Lucas jimmy at secsme.org.au
Fri Jul 10 19:19:07 PDT 2009

The guest property information for the VBoxService version and components is
only implemented for Windows Hosts.

Is there a plan for implementing this for Linux guests? I am willing to
implement some of it if there is any documentation for what is required.

Firstly I can see that the two keys /VirtualBox/GuestAdd/Version and
/VirtualBox/GuestAdd/Revision could be implemented for all VBoxService versions
by putting the information from VBOX_VERSION_STRING and VBoxSVNRev() [Which all
other tools use) instead of the current registry key check for windows only.

In VBoxServiceVMInfo.cpp 

#include <VBox/version.h>

Line 176 add 
VboxServiceWriteProp(g_VMInfoGuestPropSvcClientID, "GuestAdd/Revision",
VboxServiceWriteProp(g_VMInfoGuestPropSvcClientID, "GuestAdd/Version",

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