[vbox-dev] support for spice?

Frank Mehnert Frank.Mehnert at Sun.COM
Thu Dec 31 09:52:55 GMT 2009


On Thursday 31 December 2009, Alexey Eremenko wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 31, 2009 at 2:39 AM, Geoff Nordli <geoffn at gnaa.net> wrote:
> > 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 legally."
> Since VirtualBox userland is similar to Qemu, it should be possible to
> port it. After all, VirtIO was ported from Qemu over here.

Sorry, but this is wrong. It is possible to port drivers/devices from
Qemu to VirtualBox but the VirtIO stuff was definitely _not_ ported from
Qemu but written from scratch.

Kind regards,

Dr.-Ing. Frank Mehnert

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