[Sugar-devel] VMWare?

Wade Brainerd wadetb at gmail.com
Tue Mar 24 10:43:19 EDT 2009

I do pretty much all my Sugar development on VMs running under Windows
XP.  I primarily use VMware but have used QEMU a bit too.

Sebastien has been producing Virtual Appliance images for the recent
releases which (mostly) work fine with VMware, VirtualBox, Parallels,


Note that the 15 March version is good (works fine) but the 21 March
version does not boot (should maybe be deleted?).


2009/3/24 Caroline Meeks <caroline at solutiongrove.com>:
> Hi,
> VMWare recently made some stuff open source. Is anyone familiar with it?
> As I work in the schools it looks to me like a virtual machine will be a
> bigger part of the solution then I had originally thought.
> My vision is we have volunteers come in and  install a VM  on the schools
> computers so students and staff can access it without rebooting out of
> Windows or MacOX.  We would need to create a VM that looked for user
> identity and data on a USB stick or some other external medium.  So my first
> question how hard is this? It seems fairly similar to what I've been calling
> a "boot helper".
> The next question is should we be looking at Virtual Box or VMWare?  We will
> need to support MacOS10 and Windows2000!!!.  That is what is in the schools
> we are working with. (They have non-intel Macs also, but I'm guessing that
> is hopless)
> The final question is who can help? I don't think people with VM experience
> are necessarily thinking to themselves, "gee, what I know could help
> millions of kids".  Does anyone know any experts or where we should go to
> look for them?
> Thanks!
> Caroline
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