[haiku] Re: REQ: for inclusion of vmw_tools and the input_filter...

  • From: "Michael Lotz" <mmlr@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 08 Oct 2009 13:07:26

> mmrl

mmlr, but yes.

> I would like to have this included with nightly builds.

That can't just be added. To detect whether or not it actually runs in 
a VM it queries some io ports. While this would actually work to 
determine it isn't running in a VM, it cannot actually do that, since 
it's runnning in userland. The query on that port on non-VMWare hosts 
runs into a general protection fault and will crash the input_server. 
Therefore it can't just be installed by default (it would need a kernel 
side driver to do that detection for it).

> Please make this happen on nightly builds, so I can
> bootstrap quickly an automated download and scripting
> running system against Haiku nightly builds.

Have you considered building images yourself? With a customized 
UserBuildConfig you could then easily add anything you need.


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