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Re: [libvirt] [PATCH 0/6] vbox: Add Windows support



2010/12/17 Matthias Bolte <matthias bolte googlemail com>:
> This series makes the VirtualBox driver work on Windows.
>
> On non-Windows systems VirtualBox uses XPCOM, on Windows it uses MSCOM
> (Microsoft COM). XPCOM and MSCOM are slightly different. This series
> adds a new glue layer for MSCOM.
>
> The main difference is the representation of arrays. A new vboxArray
> type hides the differences from the general driver code.
>
> I've tested this with the 3.x series of VirtualBox. Testing with 2.x
> revealed that 2.x and 3.x represent IIDs differently. This problem is
> not fixed by this series and will need some additional work. Therefore,
> the VirtualBox driver only works with the 3.x series on Windows for now.
>
> VirtualBox 4.x seems to stay in line with the 3.x COM API. I expect it
> to work properly on Windows once we've added general support for it.
>
> Matthias
>

I've pushed the whole series now. Thanks again to Eric for his fast review :)

Matthias


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