[vbox-dev] Difficulty of Distributing 3rd party Windows apps based on VBoxPython

Alexey Eromenko al4321 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 2 04:08:00 PDT 2011

> This is result of unfortunate feature of MSCOM, related to
> cross-bitness COM calls.

Could VBox project provide 32-bit COM interfaces on Windows 64-bit ?
(in addition to current 64-bit COM)

>One approach I could suggest, is to download
> appropriate Python
> dynamically, depending on bitness, if you care that much of
> redistributable size (also don't know about licensing implications).

Making "online" installers, that require downloadable components is
against our policy, so it is a no-go for us.

> With VBoxManage
> you have same situation, just VBoxManage binary is either 32 or 64-bit.

With VBoxManage, the responsibility is Oracle's. :) not of ISVs.

-Alexey Eromenko "Technologov"

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