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From: Mike Auty <ikelos@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] Proposed eclasses: vmware and vmware-mod
Date: Thu, 27 Jul 2006 22:19:22
Message-Id: 44C93AEC.3010002@gentoo.org
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Hi everybody,

The Gentoo vmware team have been developing new ebuilds for
vmware-workstation, vmware-player and vmware-server (and
vmware-server-console), to help ease the maintenance of the shared
modules and shared patches between these products.  Since they all have
a similar shared installer, and many use the same modules, it was a felt
eclasses would be the best system for reducing the shared code between them.

The first eclass is for installing the video and network modules that
most vmware products use, but should also be able to deploy the modules
used in a guest vmware, for the various tools packages.

The second eclass if for installing the products themselves, which all
tend to follow a similar install process, putting the files in similar
locations, and maintaining a pseudo-installation-database used by the
vmware configuration and init scripts.

So, please take a look through the following proposed eclasses:

http://overlays.gentoo.org/svn/proj/vmware/trunk/eclass/vmware-mod.eclass
http://overlays.gentoo.org/svn/proj/vmware/trunk/eclass/vmware.eclass

and feel free to post any comments, questions or suggestions relating to
them so that we can get them fixed up and put in the tree.  Once that
happens we'll being migrating over the packages from the overlay to the
main tree, and we'll be halfway towards having easily maintained and
mess free vmware installations for all!  5:)

Thanks very much!
	Mike  5:)
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