[ros-dev] VMWare (player) image of ROS
Borbarad at gmxpro.net
Wed Dec 28 19:54:51 CET 2005
A while ago, when it was mentioned that ROS 2.9 is soon to be released I
proposed to put out a VMWare image of it - never got a reply though, or
missed it. It has been mentioned multiple times that VMWare is used by some
ROS-devs, so this shouldn't be a problem in the first place.
Since the authors of VMWare have released a so-called VMWare-Player (see
http://www.vmware.com/products/player/ ), it is easy for anyone to get both
(given that they don't have VMWare, yet). VMWare is certainly faster than
QEMU or Bochs for several reasons and thus would be a better "experience"
for potential ROS testers and users.
And please don't tell me that is a kind of endorsement of VMWare, since the
link on the website already is. There is at least one (much cheaper)
alternative to VPC and VMWAre, called Parallels which is not mentioned on
the website at all ( http://www.parallels.com/en/products/workstation/ ).
I just wanted to remind all of you of this idea for (re)consideration.
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