[vbox-dev] Accessing the enums from python

Nikolay Igotti Nikolay.Igotti at Sun.COM
Fri May 29 01:51:24 PDT 2009

    Hi Oliver,
 Technically wrappers could be separated from the rest of tree, and just 
used with any recent VBox (maybe with some minor adjustments). However, 
supported configuration is to use SDK shipped with appropriate 
VirtualBox release.

Olivier Parisy wrote:
> Nikolay Igotti a écrit :
>>    Hi Narf,
>> Yes, it is possible, and there are two approaches to that:
>> -  platform (COM/XPCOM/webservices) specific (not recommended for 
>> XPCOM, not available for MSCOM, OK for webservices)
>> - platform neutral (implemented in recent SVN tree) - (recommended)
>> (...)
>> Second approach, is to use pregenerated constants file, and rely on 
>> universal wrapper vboxapi.py to access constants, like this:
>>  virtualBoxManager = VirtualBoxManager(None, None)
>>  g_virtualBoxManager.constants.MachineState_Running
>> Note underscore in constant's name.
>> (...)
>> Class VirtualBoxManager hides platform-specific implementation 
>> details, and allow to write the same Python code for Windows, Linux 
>> and webservices.
> Hi Nicolay,
> Do we have to compile a full VirtualBox distribution from the SVN tree 
> to be able to use this new Python interface, or is this SDK distinct 
> from the rest of the code (and compatible with the official 2.2.2 
> VirtualBox release)?
> Regards,
> Olivier.
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