Just upgraded to VMware Workstation 11.0, and – as expected – it compiles and loads/runs OK with Kernel 3.17 (3.17.4) and 3.18 (3.18-rc7) without the need for any patches..
Release notes are here: https://www.vmware.com/support/ws/doc/workstation-11-release-notes.html
I have not – yet – had a chance to test functionality with a Linux guest, especially with regard to shared folders..
Robert Gadsdon. December 1, 2014..