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qvm86 is obsolete

Item posted by Paul Brook <pbrook> on Sun 21 Jan 2007 04:16:21 PM UTC.

InnoTek have released their VirtualBox code under the GPL.
As far as I'm concerned this obsoletes qvm86, and I see no point continuing development. I recommend anyone interested in qvm86 use VirtualBox instead.
http://www.virtualbox.org/

Comments:

kqemu is released as free software (posted by Sylvain Beucler, Tue 06 Feb 2007 02:10:12 PM UTC)

Now that's good news :)
http://qemu.org/


On the other hand?. (posted by Kenneth Jakobsen, Sat 27 Jan 2007 12:28:08 AM UTC)

>we can see that features we take for granted in QEMU like USB >support and shared guest/host folders are only available in >their proprietary version.


Why not just add these things in the free version as well?.
That is after all what we have done in this situation before.

Star vs Openoffice had the same problem.
How many today, still thinks we should have given Openoffice the cold shoulder?.

>This sounds like a good incentive to continue work on qvm86 >and get a completely free, efficient VM :)


While i agree on your motives, i really don't see any reason, to reject potential useful free code.
Virtualbox may actually offer, the very thing that QEMU lacks:

Ease of use for ordinary users.


VirtualBox also has proprietary parts (posted by Sylvain Beucler, Tue 23 Jan 2007 10:36:49 AM UTC)

At http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Editions
we can see that features we take for granted in QEMU like USB support and shared guest/host folders are only available in their proprietary version.

This sounds like a good incentive to continue work on qvm86 and get a completely free, efficient VM :)


   

 

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