[vbox-dev] Unhappy with recent developments

Ivo Smits Ivo at UFO-Net.nl
Mon Nov 26 07:25:24 PST 2012

You may find the vbox-ex project interesting:

The project aims to extend VirtualBox with useful functions like the 
ones suggested by you. The project owner also provides alternative 
builds for Windows (http://code.google.com/p/vbox-ose/).

I am not directly involved with the project. The vbox-ex code already 
includes my patch for DirectSound host audio device selection (nice way 
to get patches tested without affecting the official Oracle builds), and 
we have provided a code signing certificate to sign the Windows kernel 


Op 25-11-2012 10:33, Alexey Eromenko schreef:
> I'm quite unhappy with recent developments in the VirtualBox world.
> Specifically:
> 1. Reduced freedom (moving BIOS from bcc to non-free Watcom compiler),
> which creates problems for the Debian GNU/Linux project
> 2. Non-inclusion of my Unattended Guest OS install patch (equivalent
> of VMware Easy Install, a killer feature, especially for newbies Linux
> users, whom are struggling to install Linux guest additions properly)
> https://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=46798
> 3. Non-inclusion of my hide VM from taskbar patch (equivalent to
> Hyper-V GUI feature)
> https://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=46616
> (If needed, I can update the patches for the latest VirtualBox codebase)

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