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version 1.1, 2013/03/21 10:42:38 version 1.8, 2015/02/20 19:32:00
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 description="""  description="""
   NOTE: this project has been partly completed during GSoC 2013, the remaining cleanup work and tidying is likely not enough work for another GSoC!
   
 [Oracle VM Virtualbox](http://www.virtualbox.org/) is a virtualization platform that already runs NetBSD guest machines fine.  [Oracle VM Virtualbox](http://www.virtualbox.org/) is a virtualization platform that already runs NetBSD guest machines fine.
   
 However, there are a few fine tunings missing: mouse and graphics support, better integration via client tools, and maybe  However, there are a few fine tunings missing: mouse and graphics support, better integration via client tools (clipboard sharing, time synchronization), and maybe
 some possible optimizations.  some possible optimizations.
   
 FreeBSD is supported, and the sources are available. Note that the FreeBSD kernel code might have license problems.  FreeBSD is supported, and the sources are available. Note that the FreeBSD kernel code might have license problems.
   
 As a start there is a pkg of the build tools in pkgsrc/wip already (an ancient version), and Valery Ushakov has patches for current VirtualBox  As a start there is a pkg of the build tools in pkgsrc/wip already (an ancient version), and Valeriy Ushakov has patches for current VirtualBox
 sources and NetBSD 5, to get the build tools going.  sources and NetBSD 5, to get the build tools going.
   
 Overall this project is a mixture of various kernel and userland tasks. For GSoC, some of these may be defined as optional - e.g. working X11  Overall this project is a mixture of various kernel and userland tasks. For GSoC, some of these may be defined as optional - e.g. working X11
 should be a target, but could be dropped if other things turn out to be more difficult than expected.  should be a target, but could be dropped if other things turn out to be more difficult than expected. A list of things to check and improve could include:
   
    * time synchronization
    * proper mouse integration within X (absolute coordinates)
    * shared clipboard support
    * higher video resolutions
    * hardware acceleration (XVideo, DRI...)
   
   You need a machine with hardware virtualization support (VT-x/Intel or AMD-V) for reasonable guest machine speed. Supporting NetBSD fast without this would be possible with a few tweaks, but is not part of this project (and maybe not even a reasonable goal beyound GSoC).
   
 [Technical documentation about VirutalBox](http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Technical_documentation)  [Technical documentation about VirtualBox](http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Technical_documentation)
   
 [Build environment documentation](http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/kBuild)  [Build environment documentation](http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/kBuild)
   
 [Sources](http://svn.netlabs.org/kbuild/browser/trunk)  [Build tool sources](http://svn.netlabs.org/kbuild/browser/trunk)
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 [[!tag gsoc]]  

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