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



On 18/12/2010, at 9:25 AM, Matthias Bolte wrote:
> 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 :)

Hey good work.  People have asked about VBox support on Windows now that
we're putting together a windows installer.  I was thinking it might take a while, so
this is very welcome. :)


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