[vbox-dev] Hello Developers ! Please help me with VirtualBox development... I will pay.

Ivo Smits Ivo at UFO-Net.nl
Thu Apr 28 17:11:49 PDT 2011

I could probably do that, but I would personally suggest another approach.

The IDisplay object already has a 'pluggable' Framebuffer. This allows 
external software or frontends to plug in any framebuffer. A similar 
approach could be implemented for network devices, where a frontend 
could set the host side driver for the network interface.

This way, the GNS3 frontend to VirtualBox could setup the network 
device, without needing to add (yet) another network driver to 
VirtualBox itself. It might also be possible to write the network driver 
in any other language which has proper COM/XPCOM support.


Op 26-4-2011 19:12, Alexey Eromenko schreef:
> Hello Developers !
> A week ago I wrote about my effort to port GNS3 to VirtualBox engine.
> GNS3 ported, but my port is basic and feature-incomplete, because it
> requires one extra feature from VirtualBox, which it lacks.
> I understand this is outside the 'usual' scope of requests, but I
> really need your help.
> namely: UDP Tunnel network mode.
> Let's make a deal: I pay you for development of this feature. (for
> porting the Qemu patch to VirtualBox)
> You get paid for something you like: Open-Source development.
> I offer $1000. This job may require few days or weeks to develop&  QA,
> depending on your expertise.
> Payment will be structured like this:
> $250 - advance (to show my seriousness)
> $250 - after you write first code and submit to VirtualBox dev mailing list
> $500 - after we complete QA cycle, and code gets accepted
> ===
> $1000 Total. (preferably via PayPal)
> -----
> Why you?
> -----
> It must be someone with proven history of contributions to large-scale
> Open-Source C/C++ projects.
> Since no community member is interested for doing this job for free, I
> offer a pay.
> I don't know C++, so I can't do this job.
> -----
> About Job:
> -----
> GNS3 project decided to use UDP tunnel method to interconnect all of
> it's nodes instead of other methods.
> What UDP tunnel patch should do?
> It allows two VMs to speak to one another by creating UDP
> tunnel-over-IP. Ethernet frames flow through this tunnel.
> VirtualBox UDP implementation should be 100% network-compatible with
> equivalent Qemu implementation.
> Testing:
> It must be tested at least on Windows&  Linux.
> I will take most of the testing job on myself, but you should
> participate too.
> Testing on other OSes is a bonus.
> Timeframe:
> About 4-5 weeks is OK. Should be integrated into upcoming VirtualBox
> 4.1.0. (expected in Jun.2011)
> Here is the original UDP patch for Qemu:
> http://www.gns3.net/phpBB/topic2949.html?sid=3b8ac6e7f3fd916e80f344b38729e99d
> Here is the example VirtualBox-VDE patch by Renzo: (it can help you
> port UDP Tunnel functionality from Qemu)
> http://vbox.innotek.de/pipermail/vbox-dev/2010-April/002499.html
> ----
> Summary:
> I have helped VirtualBox project for all those years since 2007... and
> BETA-tested a wide variety of it's features.
> So *please* help me with this now.
> Can you help me please?
> Thank you in advance,
> --
> -Alexey Eromenko "Technologov", 26.Apr.2011.
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