[vbox-dev] Building windows guest additions

Antonio Augusto (Mancha) mkhaos7 at gmail.com
Mon Jun 22 03:58:33 PDT 2009

On Mon, Jun 22, 2009 at 06:22, S. Brandt<sbrandt at gmx.de> wrote:
> 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.
> Hi!
> 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 ...

Well... if it says that a new mantainer is needed and that on the
front page it reads "will no longer be maintaining this project" I
imagine that it has been abandoned :)
It thats not the case. This is wonderful news.

Are you the new mantainer?
Do you use VS Standard to build the guest or one of the Express editions?
The build is manual or by script?
Do you mind sharing a tutorial on how to build the additions and how
the installer is made? :)

Thats all, of course, if you are the new mantainer. ;)


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