Using VMWare for Dapper testing (completed e-mail)
jayc at CLEMSON.EDU
Tue Nov 29 02:05:14 GMT 2005
To conclude the previous message sent with an accidental ctrl-enter:
On Mon, 2005-11-28 at 19:59 -0200, Carlos Ribeiro wrote:
> 2) The packager would need to have a copy of VMWare Workstation in
> order to be able to generate the player images. This may or not turn
> out to be a problem though. (In fact there are recipes/hacks on how to
> build an image with the player, but I guess that's not exactly within
> the spirit of the player's license).
An employee of VMware (though I'm sure not speaking on behalf of them)
posted on planet.gnome.org a while back basically saying "yes, we know
you can make your own image files but I don't really see any problems
arising because of it."
This would make sense because I think VMware "gets it". They realize
that virtualization will become more of a commodity (see recent
developments of Xen along with newer CPU's coming out) and that their
market isn't going to be home users who just want to run a virtual
machine but nothing fancy (snapshots, teams, etc.). Their money is to
be made on servers and the like.
So in other words, this doesn't seem like a problem. But then again I
haven't read the EULA. The true answer lies in there.
I think it's a great idea though.
 Yes, I know it's a hypervisor and not virtualization... leave me
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