[vbox-dev] [PATCH][RFC] Preliminary Haiku port (Guest Additions)

Ramshankar ramshankar.venkataraman at oracle.com
Tue Apr 5 04:24:32 PDT 2011

Thank you for the patch François,

Although I didn't go through the patch in fine-detail I had a brief skim 
through it and noticed a few things that we might want to address:

1. Skip src/Installer/Haiku/* for now as these are Solaris additions and 
none of that stuff will work on Haiku. For Haiku we'd just want to use a 
Makefile.kmk and create a .zip with the relevant files and a ".sh" that 
updates the drivers on a running Haiku system (not sure how to do this 
explicitly on Haiku as I heard the drivers are loaded with directory 
node-monitoring). If Haiku has a working and well-established package 
manager (Synthetic pkgman) already we might want to produce a package in 
that format.

2. Name the functions with "Haiku" rather than "Hku", eg 
rtR0SemEventHkuRetain() as rtR0SemEventHaikuRetain() as it's not much 
longer and we use full-names in other platforms too 

3. We might want to separate out the VBoxTray and other platform patches 
from this patch.

4. There are some incorrect copyright headers (memobj-r0drv-haiku.c for 
instance) which needs to be changed.

And is this patch licensed as MIT?

A patch which doesn't change any other code and contributions fall into 
"Haiku" subdirectories is more likely to be integrated sooner.

At present I understand the additions are working but it's unclear to me 
how far the Haiku host support has progressed. Thank you again for your 


On 04/ 3/11 01:23 PM, François Revol wrote:
> Hi,
> I already mentioned a preliminary Haiku port.
> This patch also includes some guest addition support:
> - mouse integration (broken though with some apps),
> - clipboard.
> It's mostly for the record but comments are welcome.
> Linked here as it's quite large:
> http://revolf.free.fr/beos/patches/virtualbox-haiku-port-004.diff
> François.
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