[vbox-dev] [PATCH] add VDE support to VBoxManage

Alexey Eremenko al4321 at gmail.com
Thu May 6 09:45:22 GMT 2010

On Thu, May 6, 2010 at 11:24 AM, Michael Thayer <Michael.Thayer at sun.com> wrote:
> Le jeudi 06 mai 2010 à 01:14 +0200, Michael Thayer a écrit :
>> I still haven't enabled it by default though, as my quick attempt at
>> removing it from the drop-down box in the GUI had the side effect of
>> disabling VDE for a VM as soon as any setting was changed.
> We decided to do this differently.  As of
> http://www.virtualbox.org/changeset/29122 VDE is enabled by default for
> Linux and FreeBSD hosts and will be configurable via the GUI if
> libvdeplug2 is found on the host system.

I am very happy with this decision.
Because I would like to have VDE available in VBox GUI.

Looking forward to test it in BETA2.

Portability of VDE:
1. I think it would be useful on other host systems too...
2. Port for Windows looks problematic due to VDE's dependency on UNIX
domain sockets. Anyway having a similar technology on Windows hosts
would be of value for me.
3. Port for Solaris looks possible. No one in the Solaris or VDE
community tried it?

-Alexey Eromenko "Technologov"

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