VirtualBox 2.1.0 (and OpenSolaris 2008.11)

Upgraded VirtualBox and booted up my OpenSolaris VM. VirtualBox 2.1.0 finally fixes the bug where if was in resolv.conf on the host – no DNS for you in the guest (unless in the guest you were running a DNS server).

Haven’t tried it yet… but OpenGL Accelleration makes at least a checkbox appearance in VirtualBox 2.1…. so that could be rather awesome.

Going a lot better with OpenSolaris 2008.11 than previous releases.. It looks like it might be quite easy to get to the stage of building Drizzle on it.

Just figured out how to change to Dvorak! Yay, I can type again! (Go to Input Methods preference panel and add US/DVORAK as a language, move it to the top, and enable the input method application and do it that way).

Currently installing sunstudioexpress. Why not gcc? I’m pretty sure the version in OpenSolaris is still ancient (so won’t build drizzle) and Sun Studio does produce different warnings (which indicate real bugs in a bunch of cases).

Things I wish were packaged: latest protobufs, latest bzr, gcc 4.x

2 thoughts on “VirtualBox 2.1.0 (and OpenSolaris 2008.11)

  1. Hey! You type Dvorak? I had no idea. I should have bought you a x..p when you were at OpenSQL Camp.

    And now you know where Xaprb comes from.

    (Though I am a switch hitter — my laptop keyboard stays as-is except for swapping esc/capslock, my Kinesis Advantage is Dvorak)

  2. Amazing, still gcc 3.4.3… what an advanced platform this OpenSolaris is…

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