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Subject  :  OS/2 additions for VirtualBox
Author  :  ecsguy
Date  :  16 Jan, 2007 on 02:54
Looks there is finally an open source virtual machine that runs OS/2 MCP and eComStation. www.virtualbox.org

Just need the additions ported to run on eCS-OS/2

1. accelerated video driver
2. mouse sync
3. clock sync

There are already Linux and MS-win versions of the additions.

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http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Suggestions for contributions

Suggestions for contributions

This page maintains a list of possible enhancements to VirtualBox which are well-suited for external contributors, either because InnoTek is not currently working on them or because they have been deemed of lower priority than other tasks.

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Subject  :  Re:OS/2 additions for VirtualBox
Author  :  Isaac atomic_frogii@yahoo.ca
Date  :  18 Jan, 2007 on 08:17
Isn't that a little premature? Maybe we should get a good working version for OS/2 host first...

Subject  :  Re:OS/2 additions for VirtualBox
Author  :  ecsguy
Date  :  18 Jan, 2007 on 11:04

Isaac (18 Jan, 2007 08:17):
Isn't that a little premature? Maybe we should get a good working version for OS/2 host first...

No, it is not premature.

Your are correct in that there are two parts, guest and host. We want both and since it is open source the OS/2 community can port both.

But the guest should be done first
1. It is a much smaller job
2. code is less complex (easier)
3. It will be immediately useful to people that want to run OS/2 or eComStation

The host is a much larger and complex job. To get useful performance also means it will need to work with the low level parts of OS/2. This will take a lot of time and special expertise.


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