[vbox-dev] [PATCH] UDPTunnel : new network interface backend to allow using this to link to GNS3 and QEMU instances over the network

Bernhard Froehlich decke at bluelife.at
Mon May 16 09:50:15 GMT 2011

On Sat, 14 May 2011 03:41:48 +0300, Alexey Eromenko wrote:
>> Well, it's usually not so smooth for us compared to all supported
>> platforms
>> because we usually start our big testing efforts with the community
>> after a release was done.
> Maybe FreeBSD community could participate in VBox BETA-testing process ?
> This will have much better results for all parties involved (and you
> will end up with fewer patches).

We already tried that during pre-beta phase but it did not work out
very well. You hit a lot of bugs just because the vbox code is not
stable yet and only very few of them are FreeBSD platform specific. That
creates a lot more work than we are currently able to do. We also get a
lot of platform independent bugreports with the current model but
signal/noise ratio is a lot better that way.

It's probably better if you do this with one of the latest BETA before
a release but then we usually run out of time and also don't get in a
good enough state before the release.

> Anyway, I hope this problem can be sorted out with the current Alpha,
> so Mario Lobo could finally test the UDP patch.

Good luck, but we can't help much in that way. We just don't have
enough manpower and expertise to do this with alpha quality code.

Bernhard Fröhlich

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