QtWebKit Builder and Tester Virtual Machine

Dear QtWebKit community,

we proudly announce Q-BAT VM, the QtWebKit Builder and Tester Virtual Machine. It is a lightweight virtual machine to help your QtWebKit development. With this VM you can test your patches and you can be sure that you will get the same layout test results as if you ran them on the official Qt buildbot.

What will you get in a nutshell?

  • a VMWare virtual machine (2 CPU, 1Gb RAM, 4Gb + 10Gb HDD)
  • Debian Lenny 5.0.6 (ver. 2010-10-25 and 2011-01-26)
  • Debian Squueze 6.0.1 (ver. 2011-05-12)
  • Qt 4.6.3 with Qt Mobility API 1.0.2 (ver. 2010-10-25 and 2011-01-26)
  • Qt 4.7.0 with Qt Mobility API 1.0.2 (ver. 2010-10-25 and 2011-01-26)
  • Qt 4.7.1 with Qt Mobility API 1.1.0 (ver. 2011-01-26)
  • Qt 4.7.3 with Qt Mobility API 1.2.0-beta1 (ver. 2011-05-12)
  • same environment as the official QtWebKit buildbot and the QtWebKit EWS

What do you need?

  • VMWare Player (or Server) 2.0 or newer version
    • VMware Player is free for personal non-commercial use
    • VMware Server is freeware
  • VirtualBox
    • Add Virtual Machine Disk files (File / Virtual Media Manager)
    • Create new virtual machine
    • Add vmdk files to the new virtual machine
      • Virtual Machine.vmdk - IDE primary master
      • Virtual Machine_2.vmdk - IDE primary slave

Known issues in Q-BAT VM ver. 2010-10-25 (fixed in ver. 2011-01-26)

  • owner of /storage is root - first time run "chown -R webkit:webkit /storage" as root

Ideas and feedback about how we can make it better are always welcome.


Q-BAT VM ver. 2010-10-251053.26 MB
README ver. 2010-10-252.02 KB
Q-BAT VM ver. 2011-01-261138.14 MB
README ver. 2011-01-262.28 KB
QBAT VM ver. 2011-05-12 1067.84 MB
README ver. 2011-05-12 2.23 KB

Kenneth (not verified) - 10/28/2010 - 16:20

You could start blogging on qtwebkit.blogspot.com instead (or as well) :-) Just ask simon to add you.

Ademar Reis (not verified) - 10/28/2010 - 17:32

Wow, that's really great! Thanks a lot!

Just a suggestion: you could export the VM in the OVF format so that we don't need VMWare to run it (OVF is an indepent format to export VMs and is supported by most VMs): http://www.vmware.com/appliances/getting-started/learn/ovf.html

That way we can run it from open source tools such as VirtualBox. (Not to mention VMWare is free for personal use only. My understanding is that I can't use it in my work environment).

Robert Hogan (not verified) - 10/31/2010 - 02:23

Great work Ossy! +1 on the OVF suggestion.

csaba.osztrogonac - 11/02/2010 - 14:13

I tried to convert the VM with VMWare OVF Tool 2.0.1 , but
unfortunately VirtualBox 3.2.10 can't import this OVF file.

VirtualBox can use VMWare's vmdk files, you can simple import them.
(See the updated post for details.)

Anonymous (not verified) - 03/30/2012 - 02:01

Where can I register to download the Tester Virtual Machine?

Sean (not verified) - 06/29/2012 - 03:30

When I tried to download the VM, I got this message:

You don't have permission to access /sites/webkit.sed.hu/files/QBAT-VM-2011-05-12.tar.gz on this server.

Does it need login? Where can I sign up?

Anonymous (not verified) - 10/03/2012 - 20:00

Is this no longer available?
I'm also getting access restriction.
Saving the link also doesn't work.
Any info would be great!

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