Now start your Haiku VMWare machine; once in Tracker, right-clicking the desktop and selecting Mount should show you the “apps” volume. Mount it, delete all unnecessary files, and use it to store your applications.
This setup is nice because you can download new (haiku.vmdk) images as they become available and still have all your apps intact (you loose the settings, though).
I also believe this is a good size, and it is what size (currently 256MB) I create them in my own build environment. I’ll have to check and see how much bigger the compressed version of the image is when it is created larger, maybe the Haiku devs would be willing to increase the size a bit if it doesn’t affect download size much.
Well, in Jorge’s case, all he’s doing is taking a copy of the same haiku.image and mounting it as a second partition, then conceivably you can delete everything on it from within Haiku.
If you’re talking about creating one with apps on it - that’s just a matter of downloading files to it, or copying them from an ISO9660 image, or whatever method you find that works
A working (startable, browsable) setup of Firefox 2.0.x would be interesting (even though the mouse input probably still fails now - eventually that could be fixed I hope).
Unfortunately, I have only gotten it to work when I copy an empty profile to /boot/home/config/settings/Mozilla (you could provide this on the image, with a symlink to drop it on for install I would think).
Vision and BeShare would be nice.
Couple of other useful apps maybe - keep it limited to a few things that work, with the ability for a user to download more to the image (using wget, ftp, or BeShare) if they desire to have more.
Jon, maybe email me separately (umccullough at that gmail thing) and we can discuss some options - I would be interested in helping you set an image up for hosting.
Been meaning to e-mail about this, Urias, but I’ve been swamped with a project deadline at work. If you can, give me a shout at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we can get something going. I’ve already had a few people e-mail me about increasing the disk size, etc.
On other system an image don’t need to be 10GB only the system within must think so, Downloaded a 10*2 GB image that was smaller than 1MB but perhaps this are not possible to do from a build system or for Haiku
I’m having a strange and unfortunate problem mounting the “apps.vmdk”. Even after fixing the haiku.vmx file, the apps disk still doesn’t up. When I choose mount the only other option is called “haiku”. Is there something else I need to do within haiku to make it show up?