GSoC Introduction: VirtualBox Guest Additions

Blog post by scgtrp on Fri, 2011-04-29 11:45

Hello. I’m Mike and I’ll be porting part of the VirtualBox guest additions to Haiku. My full proposal is here, but briefly, the features I plan to port include:

  • Mouse pointer integration
  • Shared folders
  • Shared clipboard
  • Time synchronization
  • An improved video driver
  • Guest control (executing commands on the guest from the host)
  • Guest properties

During the community bonding period I plan to spend a bit of time reading more code and discussing with the developers to learn more about how things work in both Haiku and VirtualBox. I also plan to play with mmu_man’s patch to get it to work with the latest versions of VirtualBox and Haiku so that I have a working base to start from when the coding period starts.