[vbox-dev] VNC server patch

Sander van Leeuwen Sander.Vanleeuwen at Sun.COM
Fri Mar 26 09:24:21 PDT 2010

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 



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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Kind regards / Mit freundlichen Gruessen / Met vriendelijke groet


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