[vbox-dev] VNC: Would it be possible please to support VNC server in official VirtualBox build ?

Бранко Мајић branko at majic.rs
Mon Apr 4 12:02:42 PDT 2011

Дана Mon, 04 Apr 2011 18:24:52 +0200
Klaus Espenlaub <klaus.espenlaub at oracle.com> написа:

> On 04.04.2011 18:10, Alexey Eromenko wrote:
> > VNC source code was committed since v3.2.0, but is disabled in
> > standard VirtualBox builds.
> Due to licensing conflicts. libvnc is under GPLv2, which is something 
> we're not allowed to use in any code shipped as binary.
> > Would it be possible for you to support VNC as part of the core
> > product ? (the same way as Qemu/KVM do)
> We'd love to have the code as an extension pack, maintained by some
> 3rd party. This would allow better code quality, as people knowing
> about the libvnc details would handle things, and an extension pack
> can have a release cycle independent of VirtualBox updates. One of
> the reasons why we spent the time introducing a generic interface for
> desktop access protocols.
> I've heard of some work being done in this direction, but no results
> so far. In case the maintainer is stuck at some VirtualBox problem - 
> contact us again...
> Klaus
> > Thanks in advance,
Would you at least be interested in a small patch to the configure
script for the --enable-vnc flag (I've written one for the Gentoo

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