[vbox-dev] support for spice?

Geoff Nordli geoffn at gnaa.net
Thu Dec 31 00:39:00 GMT 2009

Does anyone have any clues on the amount of effort to implement the new
graphics cards. 

>From the spice dev list their comment on integrating spice into vbox:  

"The spice server is design to be easily used by 3rd party. You need to
expose vd_interfaces in the hypervisors side (see
http://www.spice-space.org/docs/vd_interfaces.pdf) and libspice will plug
into those interfaces. QXL (the GPU) is relay simple and can also be added
to other hypervisors and so benefit from having a common driver. And last
thing the hypervisor need to be under GPL licance in order to use libspice


> -----Original Message-----
> From: vbox-dev-bounces at virtualbox.org [mailto:vbox-dev-
> bounces at virtualbox.org] On Behalf Of Alexey Eremenko
> Sent: Thursday, December 24, 2009 3:52 AM
> To: vbox-dev at virtualbox.org
> Subject: Re: [vbox-dev] support for spice?
> On Thu, Dec 24, 2009 at 1:41 PM, Neal Becker <ndbecker2 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Any plans to support redhat's spice protocol?
> >
> Interesting idea, but that may be problematic, because it requires
> different virtual graphics card.
> That is, guest OSes cannot be switched easily between VirtualBox
> graphics card and RedHat QXL GPU.
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