[IAEP] [Sugar-devel] Running sugar at almost-native speeds in Windows

Wade Brainerd wadetb at gmail.com
Thu Mar 12 19:16:29 EDT 2009

On Thu, Mar 12, 2009 at 7:04 PM, Dave Bauer <dave.bauer at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Actually, you can create a .vmdk from .img using the QEMU tools.  It's
>> just that .vmdk is much more widely supported that .img so it would
>> save a conversion step for most VM users.
>> I agree that we should be providing 1 click solutions *in addition* to
>> providing .vmdk files for people who already use VMs regularly.
> Right, VMDK is not easily reusable though, for Parallels you have to perform
> a few steps to reuse it.
> One click solution is the goal of course. QEMU really isn't that solution
> unless you can use acceleration. The speed is pretty much unusable
> otherwise, and that is really only useful for testing if you are very
> patient. Anyone who needs a 1-click installer also would expect reasonable
> performance.
>  I haven't found an easy way to get QEMU working with acceleration on OS X.
> I think we are working towards a solution, just not as quickly as we would
> like.
> Dave

I brought up VMware Virtual Appliances as an option at one point, has
anyone tried creating one of those?  I'm not sure how close to "one
click" they are though.

VirtualBox appears to have the beginnings of some appliance support as well.


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