NOTE: You may need to reinstall the Virtualbox Guest Extensions. If you're screen is not resizing correctly, mouse is not capturing in the virtual machine or it seems to be running exceptionally slowly, the key is to reinstall the Guest Extensions.

Joomla! Developer Virtual Machine

Basewind proudly offers a Joomla! Developer Virtual Machine. Download our prebuilt, preconfigured Joomla Developer Workstation and start writing Joomla Extensions!

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  • Version 4.30
  • What the Virtual Machine Includes

    Basewind's Joomla Developer Virtual Machine has everything you need to start developing Joomla! 1.5 and 2.5 Extensions. This version includes the following:

    • Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) 32-bit
    • Apache2 Web server
    • PHP5
    • MySQL
    • phpMyAdmin - MySQL Administrator
    • Pear
    • Firefox Browser
    • Google's Chromium Browser
    • Eclipse
      • XDebug installed and configured
      • Phing installed with sample files
      • & SVN configured
      • HTML Support
      • XML Support
      • PHP Support
      • JavaScript Support
    • XDebug installed
    • Google's mod_pagespeed installed (disabled)
    • Joomla! installed (unconfigured)

    Username and Password

    To simplify things, we've used the same username and password throughout the virtual machine.

    • Username: joomla (except mysql/phpmyadmin)
    • MySql Username: root
    • Password: joomla (for everything)
    • Ubuntu will auto-logon (joomla user) at boot.

    How to Use it

    To use this Joomla! Developer Virtual Machine, you'll need to install Oracle's FREE VirtualBox application. This will run on Windows, Mac (OS X), Linux and Solaris machines. Here's the link: Once you've installed VirtualBox, download our virtual appliance. In VirtualBox, pull down the "File" menu and select "Import Appliance...". Browse to our virtual appliance file and import it. Once the import is completed, launch it and it will automatically log on for you. On the left, you'll find launchers for Firefox, Chromium, Eclipse and the Terminal. Eclipse is your development IDE, and the browsers are set up with book marks to the local Joomla! installations as well as documentation sites.

    Happy coding! If you have suggestions or ideas on how to improve this, let us know!

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Joomla Developer VM