VMware addon mods

Hi all,

I was wondering if there were any modifications people wanted to the VMware addon for Haiku? The company I work for (Pivotal) is part of VMware (or will be soon) so I can probably get some of the VMware engineers to take a look.

Would this be of any use at all? Any feature requests?

(I’ve noticed that networking on VMware fusion seems to request privileged control of the network stack and prevents my other VMs from accessing the Internet properly. Any other issues like this?)

I have no idea why this would be, perhaps you have configured something strangely in the VM settings?

Well, most of the issues in the VMwareAddons are clearly bugs in them (like broken vmwarevideo in KDL, or vmwfs crashing the system.) But if VMware engineers take a look at them, nobody around here will object :slight_smile:

Yeah no problem. I’ll try and convert a few engineers to the Haiku cause!

I’ve left the vm settings as default. Once you install the vmware_addons, when you start the Haiku VM you get prompted for your sudo password - it’s basically changing global network settings. Not sure why. Perhaps it always tries to override the default network card setting?

I’ve got nothing on that one; I don’t think the VMware addons do anything with the network…

Just reran it again - “A virtual machine is attempting to monitor all network traffic, which requires administrator access.” - Probably a security feature in vmware that the network driver in haiku fires up. Definitely only get that popup during VM boot. Boot process continues, but always flags this up.

There are a few bugs there https://github.com/HaikuArchives/VMwareAddons/issues

What would be nice is an ability to copy/paste files.

Agreed. That’s been annoying me recently. I’d love to drag/drop files.