[vbox-dev] Writing extensions for VirtualBox and announcement of a general purpose VM controller project

Pau Garcia i Quiles pgquiles at elpauer.org
Wed Dec 29 01:20:57 PST 2010


Maybe I have not understood what VMController is/does. How is it
different from libvirt (which already supports VMware, VirtualBox
-support added by a Sun engineer, I'm not sure if Oracle still
sponsors development but there is definitely active development-, Xen,
qemu, KVM, OpenVZ and UML- + libvirt Python bindings?


On Wed, Dec 29, 2010 at 3:06 AM, Rohit Yadav <rohityadav89 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello VirtualBox hackers,
> I'm a student developing an open source project called VMController [1],
> which is a general pupose Virtual Machine controller infrastructure, in
> collaboration with David Garcia Quintas and scientists at CERN. VMController
> will be used by BOINC-VM [2] and LHC++ at HOME [3], CERN. VMController, uses
> python bindings of VirtualBox to control the same.
> I'm excited about the new VirtualBox 4.0 version. I'm curious about the
> extension packs. From some news sources, it sounds like addons to a web
> browser? If so, how may I start with development of one.
> VMController is broken with the new 4.0 version, if writing extension allows
> full exposure to VirtualBox interfaces (the same that were provided by the
> python/java bindings) and a clean deployment/packaging method, I would like
> to rewrite VMController as a VirtualBox extension/addon. Please let me know
> about the feasibility of such an extension.
> Kindly point me to any tutorial or manual about writing extensions, as I
> could n't find one from VirtualBox's website, and/or any other update.
> Thanks in advance.
> Best Regards,
> Rohit Yadav,
> Department of Computer Engineering,
> Institute of Technology,
> Banaras Hindu University.
> References:
> [1] VMController http://code.google.com/p/vmcontroller
> [2] BOINC-VM: http://code.google.com/p/boincvm
> [3] LHC++ at HOME, alpha: http://boinc01.cern.ch

Pau Garcia i Quiles
(Due to my workload, I may need 10 days to answer)

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