[vbox-dev] VirtualBox 4.0 third party extension build process

Klaus Espenlaub klaus.espenlaub at oracle.com
Mon Feb 14 09:55:49 PST 2011

On 13.02.2011 15:12, JürgenVoß wrote:
> Hello,
>>   On Dec 24, 2010, Achim Hasenmüller wrote:
>>   ....
>>   We are working on examples. What do you have in mind as an extension pack?
>>   This would help to us to determine the kind of example we should build.
>>   Achim
> why not build an extension pack which supports the parallel interface (LPT) to
> enable virtualisation
> of old XP-Systems (or even Win98) with dongles, scanners, printers, prommers
> etc. connected to the LPT port?
> This feature was asked for several times in the past, and LPT support is
> available in QEMU and VMWare-Player.

And in a limited form for a long time now in VirtualBox as well. Since 
it's so limited it's not much documented and not included in the GUI.

However as it's already included it's not really an ideal candidate for 
an extension pack - "overloading" isn't possible from what I can tell...


> Best regards
> Jürgen Voß
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