[vbox-dev] Good News: GuestRobot project completed using VirtualBox API; plus some remarks on the API

Alexey Eromenko al4321 at gmail.com
Fri Mar 18 08:49:59 PDT 2011


On Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 3:44 PM, Christian Pötzsch
<christian.poetzsch at oracle.com> wrote:
> Hi Alexey,
>
> On 03/18/11 16:28, Alexey Eromenko wrote:
>>  #  Bad news: developer's documentation is hard to use, and unclear
>> in some cases: (SDKref.pdf)
>>     #  1. keyboard putScancode() -- scancodes not documented. At least
>> a link should be provided, or document ourselves.
>>     #  2. createMachine() -- docs unclear -- what does parameter 1 &
>> parameter 2?
>>     #    paremeter 3 (osTypeId) is not documented. I had to decipher it.
>>     #  3. tutorial: unclear
>>     #    I re-read sections 2.3.1 and 2.3.2 of SDK about Python bindings, still
>>     #    it did not allow me to start wirint things. Too unclear,
>> lacking exmple how-to start a VM.
>>     #
>>     #    needs at least tell users how-to start VM, and which classes
>> are absolutely critical:
>>     #    (vbox / session / machine / mgr ...)
>>     #  4. VBox constants: docs unclear (had to use "vboxshell.py" as reference)
>>     #
>>     #  I can fix some of the documentation.
>
> since 4.0 the sources of the documentation are OSE as well. Feel free to
> write some "Start developing with the VBox API" guide and provide a
> patch. As you may imagine thats something we haven't that much time for.
> So any contribution is welcome (ofc it has to be correct in language and
> form).

Yes, I plan to write patches for it.

-- 
-Alexey Eromenko "Technologov"




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