Re: Experimental Beefy Miracle is served (Fedora 17 Alpha released)
tox: basically, no-one who works on Fedora is involving in maintaining VMware or VirtualBox, and neither is packaged for Fedora. So we just don't know that code very well and we aren't in a good position to be able to fix issues with it. (edit: and obviously, we _can't_ know anything about the VMware source).
Sometimes bugs get sent up the chain to the VBox / VMware devs and they determine there's actually an underlying bug somewhere in Fedora and ping it back to us - that's absolutely fine and as long as it's filed with appropriate information, it'll get worked on and fixed. But generally, if you run into a problem running Fedora in a VBox / VMware VM, your *first* port of call should be Oracle / VMware, not Fedora.
further edit: obviously, if the bug in question is nothing to do with the virtual environment you're running in - say, I dunno, you have a VM up and running fine, and then, say, Firefox crashes due to what's clearly a bug in Firefox, not in the virtualization system you're using - then it's absolutely fine to go ahead and file a bug against Fedora's Firefox package there. All of this applies only to bugs which are definitely or probably actually related to the virtualization layer itself.
Last edited by AdamW; 13th March 2012 at 12:38 AM.