[vbox-dev] VBox Python API

Karoline Haus karolinehaus at yahoo.de
Wed May 21 06:54:56 UTC 2014

Hi Klaus, 

I have just seen that this patch only addresses implementing Python3 for the vboxapi but it does not port all the xpcom Pyhton bindings, so it's of not much use to me, because I run a Linux system which uses xpcom Python code as well :-/

Mabye the original author from https://www.mail-archive.com/vbox-dev@virtualbox.org/msg06593.html has already made some progress on porting the full SDK?


Karoline Haus <karolinehaus at yahoo.de> schrieb am 8:38 Mittwoch, 21.Mai 2014:

Thanks for your response. I will give that patch a try.


Klaus Espenlaub <klaus.espenlaub at oracle.com> schrieb am 15:35 Dienstag, 20.Mai 2014:


On 20.05.2014 15:00, Karoline Haus wrote:
> Hi, does the Python binding work for Python 2 or Python 3?

Currently only for Python 2, and only for the system installed versions 
(the ABI stability of python leaves a lot to be desired, we've seen 
crashes with non-system installed versions).

There's a patch for supporting python 3 which was submitted to this 
mailing list about a month ago (should be not hard to find in the 
archive). Did a superficial code review and it should work, but the 
patch wasn't included yet because it'd need validation with lots of 
python versions (down to 2.3). If anyone wants to give us a hand with 
the testing it'd speed up adoption of the patch.


> Many thanks,
> Karoline

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