[vbox-dev] Virtualbox 6 on Gentoo
frank.batschulat at oracle.com
Wed Oct 23 08:35:53 UTC 2019
On Thu, 17 Oct 2019 03:40:44 +0200, Lonnie Cumberland <lonnie at outstep.com>
> Thanks for hte reply and I will look into the forum more for this type of
> an answer. My intent was mainly to try to get an idea as to what the most
> stable platform was for the current VB development as I want to develop
> on VB as well but wanted to get a feel for the lay of the land, as it
> from the developer perspective, first.
Lonnie, having been confronted with that question myself very recently I'd
suggest for doing Virtualbox development picking a stable platform
running either LTS (long time support) or at least STABLE kernel versions.
o Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS - ships with 5.0 based kernel, currently at: 5.0.0
o Linux Mint 19.2 - currently at kernel: 4.15.0 (gcc 7.4.0)
o OpenSuse Leap 15.1 - currently at kernel: 4.12.14 (gcc 7.4.1)
o Debian 10.0.0 - currently at kernel: 4.19.0 (gcc 8.3.0)
o OpenSuse Tumbleweed - currently at stable release kernel: 5.3.6 (gcc
o Ubuntu 19.04 - based on release kernel series 5.0, currently at kernel:
5.0.0 (gcc 8.3.0)
o Ubuntu 19.10 - based on stable kernel 5.3
I'd abstain from the more esoteric and special Linux distros
for the purpose of a development platform for Viertualbox.
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