[vbox-dev] support for spice?

Geoff Nordli geoffn at gnaa.net
Tue Jan 12 16:04:44 PST 2010


> Alexey,
> 
> 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,
> 
> Frank
> --

There hasn't been a lot of discussion around this topic, but I am interested
in seeing how viable it is.  Depending on the costing side of things it may
be something I could sponsor if someone was up to doing the work.

Thanks,

Geoff





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