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

Klaus Espenlaub klaus.espenlaub at oracle.com
Mon May 16 17:07:08 GMT 2011

On 16.05.2011 16:53, Alexey Eromenko wrote:
>> 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.
> Yes, I agree on this one. So for v4.1 cycle, please try to join in
> middle of BETA cycle, and once your team finds enough bugs, it will
> simply delay VBox release by another week. Final release data is
> flexible according to bugs found.

That's not even close to reality. It might seem so for the casual 
viewer, but sometimes we have hard deadlines. Generally we try to be as 
flexible as possible (which is probably why the wrong impression came 
up), finish the main work long before the deadline and release when 
everyone is happy, but that's not guaranteed. In such a case FreeBSD 
issues will be simply ignored. Sorry, but that's life.

> This way you hit less platform neutral bugs, but you stabilize VBox anyway.

Both 3.2 and 4.0 had big amounts of changes all over the place, 
including the virtualization core. This greatly increased the risk of 
instabilities on certain configs/setups. In the future we don't expect 
the need of such big changes "deep down", and thus everything should go 


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