This package is a stable release of open-vm-tools. It is based on the same
VMware Tools shipped with Workstation 7.1 and Fusion 3.1, so it is based on an
older code base than the current master branch, but has been put through a
product stabilization cycle so it should have much better compatibility with
As with the unstable version of open-vm-tools, VMware does not provide support
for this code, meaning that VMware tech support will not be able to help with
issues. But the project's mailing lists are still available and monitored by VMware.
We encourage distributions to include this version in their repositories, but
have users opt-in to install open-vm-tools instead of having the packages
automatically installed. This avoids having users running an unsupported
configuration on their VMware product when installing a new operating system.
The release is available from sourceforge.net's project page (in the
stable-8.4.x folder) and also from git (branch stable-8.4.x, tag