[vbox-dev] VBox guest mouse driver for Haiku

Stéphane Charette stephanecharette at gmail.com
Sat Oct 3 07:42:13 GMT 2009

Good morning.  Just joined the VB dev list tonight.  I am an
experienced C++ developer.

I'm hoping to get the vbox guest mouse driver working in Haiku, and I
have a few newbie questions.  This is my first time looking at VB
source code, though I've used VB daily for several years now.

Couple of questions:

1) Is it likely -- or highly unlikely? -- that the mouse driver can be
compiled and built separately from everything else?  Worded
differently:  are the guest additions all intertwined where I would
need "all or nothing"?

2) I extracted the VBoxLinuxAdditions-x86.run file thinking I'd find
the source code for the various parts of the guest additions, but I
was surprised to see see a bunch of .so files.  I see "mouse"
mentioned in some of the linux/module/vboxadd/include files, but I
don't see an obvious "*mouse*.c" file as I expected.  Have I missed
something obvious?

3) Is there documentation available on how to get started with
building guest additions for new OSes that aren't supported?
Something which at least will point me in the right direction?

Thanks in advance!

Stéphane Charette

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