[Pkg-virtualbox-devel] Bug#656561: Wish: test and include community features into Debian's VirtualBox

Alexey Eromenko al4321 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 20 04:22:06 UTC 2012

Package: virtualbox
Version: 4.1.8-dfsg-1
severity: wishlist


I have developed certain new features for VirtualBox, and not get
included upstream.
I would like to ask for Debian community help, to test and integrate
those into Debian's VirtualBox.


Feature A:
*Ability to hide desktop GUI VMs from taskbar.*
This feature is somewhere in between "vboxheadless" and standard GUI operation.
It is useful when someone has lots of VMs running, but needs only few at a time.
This patch is stable.

Patch here:

Feature B:
*Unattended Install*
I have added the ability to automatically install any supported Guest
OS in just few clicks...
This means complete integration between VirtualBox GUI and Debian Preseed.
This patch is experimental, and needs more community testing. Here I
ask for help in development of this feature.

Patch here:

I am using Debian GNU/Linux 6.0. (+various unstable versions of
VirtualBox, often self-compiled)

Oracle have rejected patch A and are slow to review patch B. (read:
not reviewed it at all)

Best wishes,
-Alexey Eromenko "Technologov", 20.01.2012.

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