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Re: development on windows

From: Jonathan Kulp
Subject: Re: development on windows
Date: Fri, 05 Jun 2009 06:41:08 -0500
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Bertalan Fodor (LilyPondTool) wrote:
VirtualBox is Open Source and runs on Linux hosts, so I would recommend this.

Creating an OS that can be used is a matter of creating a disk image.
One approach is to install ubuntu on the virtual machine, then install the additional tools, and share the resulting virtual disk.

Can't all of the tools be installed from inside the virtual machine? That's how I've been doing it on my virtual XP machine (using Sun VirtualBox OSE). The virtual machine has access to my networking hardware so I just download the software and install it inside the virtual machine. I got Lilypond, MikTex (a LaTeX package), GNU Make, Geany editor, and lots of other stuff downloaded & installed inside the virtual XP box. I would think the same could be done with a virtual Linux machine but I haven't tried it. I have to say that using a virtual machine is the best solution I've found for testing stuff on Windows. I used to have to reboot to a different partition or try to steal time on my son's XP laptop.



Graham Percival wrote:
On Fri, Jun 05, 2009 at 12:26:41PM +0200, Bertalan Fodor (LilyPondTool) wrote:
- does anybody have VMware (commercial version) and feel like
  making a small Linux installation which has all the required
  software?  Potential contributors would be able to run this
  in the free VMware version.
Why VMware? There are free alternatives, like MS Virtual PC, Sun VirtualBox.

Never heard of them, but then again, I haven't looked at
virtualization since about 10 years ago (when I was trying to run
the old Ultima computer games on Linux).

If you're familiar with these, which would you recommend?  And can
we create the OS and run the OS with the free versions?

- Graham


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