Virtual machines and OS X

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Mon Nov 17 08:13:24 PST 2014

On Nov 17, 2014, at 9:08 AM, Craig Treleaven wrote:

> Parallels Desktop provides a shared folder between the host and each guest but I don't think that is what you are talking about.
> Speaking of the shared folder, I tried to point the MacPorts port tree to a folder on the host.  SVN couldn't update from the guest (can't remember the error message).

These shared folders might be implemented as network shares. If so, Subversion does not like working on network shares so that should be avoided.

> I believe the Parallels Desktop driver lacks some necessary feature.  Does anyone have a solution for sharing one port tree amongst various VM instances?  I'd like to be able to work on building in one VM and then test deployment in another without having to commit/sync a bunch of different trees.

DropBox perhaps? I'd say iCloud drive except it only exists on Yosemite and later.

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