#3 FreeBSD port of open-vm-tools

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2007-11-26
2007-10-01
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I like to put in a request for "Open Virtual Machine Tools for FreeBSD"

Why limit open-vm-tools to Linux?, why not port it to make it useable diretcly in BSD operating-systems such a FreeBSD.

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  • Adar Dembo
    Adar Dembo
    2007-10-01

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    The various userlevel components (guestd, vmware-user, toolbox, etc.) should compile and run in FreeBSD as is (we tested them in FreeBSD 6 I believe). We didn't get a chance to test other BSD-based operating systems, although it appears that at least one other person is trying to do that (see http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?thread_name=20070930225805.GA5615%40silence.homedns.org&forum_name=open-vm-tools-devel\).

    We also have FreeBSD ports of the kernel modules available in binary form; we're currently evaluating whether to release them in source form, and if so, under what license. When a conclusion about that is reached, I'll update this bug with more information.

     
  • Ragavan S
    Ragavan S
    2007-10-05

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    Good news. We have decided to release the source for the FreeBSD ports of the kernel modules. We plan to release all of the modules except one (the vmblock module) under the GPL v2. We will most likely be releasing the vmblock module under the BSD license because it is built on top of nullfs (which is licensed under the BSD license).

    We are currently going through the internal review process for contributing this as well as cleaning up the code a bit. We hope to be able to include this in the next drop of the tarball.

    We will update this bug when the release happens.

     
  • ECL
    ECL
    2007-11-26

    • status: open --> closed
     
  • ECL
    ECL
    2007-11-26

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    The new open-vm-tools release should cover this.