Linked by David Adams on Thu 1st Mar 2012 22:31 UTC, submitted by kallisti5
BeOS & Derivatives Back in September 2011, the Haiku project sponsored a Google Summer of Code student (Mike Smith) to develop guest additions for VirtualBox. The project was a success and was submitted to the VirtualBox project. The unofficial Haiku Google+ group just reported a Mailing List post by an Oracle engineer mentioning a "Haiku Port": "The biggest pending change [the Haiku port] is waiting for build tools integration, and this is simply time consuming. The quality of this contribution is very high." Lets hope this may be a sign that VirtualBox may officially run *under* Haiku at some point. On the other hand, this could just mean a "Haiku Port" of the VirtualBox guest additions. Judge for yourself.
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RE: Guest Additions
by Valhalla on Sat 3rd Mar 2012 16:50 UTC in reply to "Guest Additions"
Valhalla
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2006-01-24

It's the Guest Additions. There have been several threads in the vbox-development mailing list since ~1 year ago.

Still good news, particularly since most people will be introduced to Haiku through a VM such as VirtualBox and offering a better experience through the added guest addition functionality can only be a good thing.

Also huge thanks to the summer-of-code student Mike Smith for his great work on making these guest addons.

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