[vbox-dev] support for spice?
al4321 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 31 01:14:03 PST 2009
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
Since VirtualBox userland is similar to Qemu, it should be possible to
port it. After all, VirtIO was ported from Qemu over here.
And Since VirtualBox is Dual-license, not pure GPL, it should be done
via some sort of plugin system.
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