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Branch: CURRENT, Version: 10.1.5nb1, Package name: open-vm-tools-10.1.5nb1, Maintainer: agc

The Open Virtual Machine Tools (open-vm-tools) are the open source
implementation of VMware Tools. They are a set of guest operating
system virtualization components that enhance performance and user
experience of virtual machines. As virtualization technology rapidly
becomes mainstream, each virtualization solution provider implements
their own set of tools and utilities to supplement the guest virtual
machine. However, most of the implementations are proprietary and are
tied to a specific virtualization platform.

The tools are currently composed of kernel modules for Linux and
user-space programs for all VMware supported Unix-like guest operating
systems. They provide several useful functions like:

* File transfer between a host and guest
* Improved memory management and network performance under
virtualization
* General mechanisms and protocols for communication between host
and guests and from guest to guest

MESSAGE.x11 [+/-]

Required to run:
[sysutils/desktop-file-utils] [textproc/icu] [net/libdnet] [devel/glib2] [x11/gtkmm] [x11/libXtst] [security/xml-security-c] [graphics/gdk-pixbuf2-xlib] [archivers/libmspack]

Required to build:
[pkgtools/x11-links] [x11/compositeproto] [x11/glproto] [x11/renderproto] [x11/xproto] [x11/xf86vidmodeproto] [x11/recordproto] [x11/xf86driproto] [x11/damageproto] [x11/inputproto] [x11/xextproto] [x11/randrproto] [x11/dri2proto] [x11/xcb-proto] [x11/fixesproto4] [lang/gcc48] [pkgtools/cwrappers]

Package options: icu, x11

Master sites:

SHA1: 6de8e774cd61dde304c6e93a34b4fcdaefb12fc9
RMD160: 54b39bc8ef20bbd948a7a50b0aa2e3b4f28c7477
Filesize: 4896.038 KB

Version history: (Expand)


CVS history: (Expand)


   2017-05-03 10:38:46 by Jonathan Perkin | Files touched by this commit (95)
Log message:
Convert CXXFLAGS setting C++ standard to USE_LANGUAGES.
   2017-04-22 23:04:05 by Adam Ciarcinski | Files touched by this commit (670) | Package updated
Log message:
Revbump after icu update
   2017-04-16 04:49:50 by Ryo ONODERA | Files touched by this commit (2) | Package updated
Log message:
Update to 10.1.5

Changelog:
Fixed:
* Authentication failure is reported as unknown general system error.
* Unable to backup virtual machines with active Docker containers.
   2017-02-20 10:19:27 by Tobias Nygren | Files touched by this commit (2)
Log message:
Fix no-x11 option and add option to disable icu. Bump rev.
   2017-02-19 23:45:27 by Thomas Klausner | Files touched by this commit (2)
Log message:
Include sys/stat.h on NetBSD as well, to provide struct stat.
   2017-02-12 07:26:18 by Ryo ONODERA | Files touched by this commit (1451)
Log message:
Recursive revbump from fonts/harfbuzz
   2017-02-06 14:56:14 by Thomas Klausner | Files touched by this commit (1452)
Log message:
Recursive bump for harfbuzz's new graphite2 dependency.
   2016-12-23 05:11:04 by Ryo ONODERA | Files touched by this commit (12) | Package updated
Log message:
Update to 10.1.0

Changelog:
What's New

VMware Tools is a suite of utilities that enhances the performance of the \ 
virtual machine's guest operating system and improves management of the virtual \ 
machine. Read about the new and enhanced features in this release below:

    vmware-namespace-cmd: Added vmware-namespace-cmd command line utility that \ 
exposes set/get commands for the namespace database in the VMX.
    gtk3 support: open-vm-tools has been updated to use gtk3 libraries.
    Common Agent Framework (CAF): CAF provides the basic services necessary to \ 
simplify secure and efficient management of agents inside virtual machines.
    xmlsec1: Changed guest authentication to xmlsec1.
    FreeBSD: Changes to support open-vm-tools on FreeBSD.
    Automatic Linux Kernel Modules: Automatic rebuilding of kernel modules is \ 
enabled by default.
    New sub-command: Added a new sub-command to push updated network information \ 
to the host on demand.
    udev-rules: Added udev rules for configuring SCSI timeout in the guest.
    Ubuntu 16.10: Fixes for running on Ubuntu 16.10.
    Quiesced Snapshot: Fix for quiesced snapshot failure leaving guest file \ 
system quiesced.

Internationalization

open-vm-tools 10.1.0 supports the following languages:

    English
    French
    German
    Spanish
    Italian
    Japanese
    Korean
    Simplified Chinese
    Traditional Chinese

Compatibility

open-vm-tools 10.1.0 is compatible with all supported versions of VMware \ 
vSphere, VMware Workstation 12.5 and VMware Fusion 8.5.