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Re: development on windows

From: Jonathan Kulp
Subject: Re: development on windows
Date: Fri, 05 Jun 2009 06:44:27 -0500
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Jonathan Kulp wrote:
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.

BTW, having said all of this, I actually have an .iso of my own remix of xubuntu that has all of the Lilypond build tools installed already. It's kind of big, about 1.1GB, so it either has to go on a DVD or it can be used as an .iso to install it in a virtual machine. I used a tool called "remastersys" to create it.


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