[vbox-dev] VNC server patch

Ivo Smits Ivo at UFO-Net.nl
Thu Apr 1 21:50:47 GMT 2010

I've just loaded a fresh copy of the source from svn, and patched that. 
Patch and compile worked fine. Unfortunately, I am currently not able to 
test the resulting binaries as I am currently using the PUEL version of 
vbox and the kernel modules seem to be incompatible.

The possible impact of the patch on the operation of the binaries should 
be minimal, as the VNC server is implemented in a separate library, just 
like the FFMPEG encoder - which is only loaded if it is being used.

I hope that, at some point, the VNC server can be started and stopped at 
run time, just like the RDP server. However, I have no idea yet how that 
would be done yet.

Thanks for your reply.


Op 26-3-2010 17:24, Sander van Leeuwen schreef:
> Sorry for the very late reply, but could you check the attached diff 
> against the current trunk? It will probably not compile and the 
> makefile needs to be adjusted for the VNC library to link with.
> We will not include your patch in our binary version due to the 
> dependency on GPL libraries (and RDP makes it redundant), but it's of 
> course useful for the OSE version. That one is GPL anyway, so there's 
> no conflict.
> Thanks,
> Sander
> Ivo Smits wrote:
>> I have written a VNC server extension to VirtualBox. After requesting 
>> this feature in the Bug tracker 
>> (http://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/6020), I decided to see whether I 
>> could write it myself.
>> The result is currently part of the VBoxHeadless application and 
>> implemented in a shared library (much like, and based on, the FFMPEG 
>> extension).
>> I am willing to release any of my (modified) source code under the 
>> MIT license, however, the required VNC server library (libvncserver, 
>> http://libvncserver.sourceforge.net/) is distributed under the GPL 
>> license.
>> The diff/patch file is attached (patch -p1, please). I hope this 
>> patch can somehow be useful.
>> Thank you all very much for your work on VirtualBox - I love it.
>> Best regards,
>> Ivo Smits
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