Opened 15 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

#5556 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Mac OS X Host Enhancement: VM Bundles

Reported by: Jeff Kelley Owned by:
Component: other Version: VirtualBox 3.0.12
Keywords: Cc:
Guest type: other Host type: other

Description (last modified by aeichner)

I realize that this is a large feature request, so I understand if this gets shelved for, say, version 4.0. But I think it's a good idea.

Mac OS X applications are stored in .app bundles, as you know, and other files are stored similarly. I think it would be great if VirtualBox VMs were stored in bundles that were self-contained. This would allow for Spotlight integration (see ticket 4999), easier sharing of VMs between users, and also open the door for more friendly Time Machine-friendly storage (see 5555). Other possible fixes include making them .app bundles to solve 2574.

Change History (1)

comment:1 by aeichner, 4 years ago

Description: modified (diff)
Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

There are OVA/OVF appliances which is portable to other hosts as well. We won't implement something specific to macOS in the foreseeable future, closing.

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