[vbox-dev] Building windows guest additions

S. Brandt sbrandt at gmx.de
Mon Jun 22 02:22:11 PDT 2009

Antonio Augusto (Mancha) wrote:
> Hey there guys,
> This might bbe a silly question but I dind't found any info around the
> web after a quick research.
> On the OSE, can I build the guest additions (windows and linux)
> without building all the package?
> What are the requisites if I just want the additions build? Does it
> still uses ATL and so requires full VS?
> If VS is not a requirement, can the windows additions be build from
> linux using mingw?
> After these are build how can they be used?
> I've noticed that tehre was a project to provide these drivers
> (http://code.google.com/p/virtual-box-windows-guest-additions-installer)
> but It has since be abbandoned.
Why do you believe it has been abandoned?
B/c it still says "New Maintainer Needed", or b/c the current version of the
tools (2.2.2) is too old for your purposes?

Sorry, I haven't yet come to putting the 2.2.4 version up there.
Was trying to get the 3.0.0beta1 to run ...


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