User Crunk John (ext3jpc) (firstname.lastname@example.org) posted:
Haven't heard of VMware, but have you looked into setting up multiboots with
the OSs you are looking at testing. This is possible with almost everything
out there today and with little effort. You could even set up so that each
OS is on a different partition.
User Aidy Rutter (AidyR@TrustMarque.com.nospam) posted:
I used it last year. Had a nightmare connecting to the network and I think I
had to slow down playback. Plus you gotta make all them images (OS plus
apps)again and store them on the machine with VM on it. I packed it in; I
Yeah, you can toggle between the virtual and real machine.
You install Robot in the virtual machine, so I guess that is on the guest
Give it a shot. But if you decide to not go with it; you've wasted a load of
And there's also the case that the developer will say that VM is causing the
errors you find.
I've had some developers blame Rational for causing the bugs.
User Simon P Garnett (email@example.com) posted:
I had pretty much the same experience. Tried it out in a simple way (non-complicated scripts etc) and was ok. Then spent ages setting up the VM's and then set to work running the full Robot suite - sometimes worked, sometimes didn't. Too inconsistent to use seriously for me though. Spent a lot of time trying to figure out why the app and/or robot had crashed and in most cases there was no obvious reason. Gave up in the end. Too much effort for too little pay off.
We have been successfully using VMWare with Robot for a few months now. It is slighly slower but for the most part no real problems. VMWare may not be the best use for everything but it is great when you need to set up an environment that is not typical or that you want to save. It sounds like most people had problems with VMWare not with Robot working on VMWare. I had a Rational Tech Rep in here today and he said they use it too. Good luck all.
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