[Spice-devel] Interested in Contributing to SPICE

Alon Levy alevy at redhat.com
Sun Oct 2 06:44:25 PDT 2011

Some clarifications to what I wrote.

On Sun, Oct 02, 2011 at 03:31:01PM +0200, Alon Levy wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 02, 2011 at 03:15:52PM +0200, Timothy Sparg wrote:
> >    Hi all
> >    I'm interested in the possibilty of contributing a Java based client to
> >    the SPICE project.
> >    My long term goal would be to create a reusable viewer component - the
> >    same component could then be used to create an applet based viewer or a
> >    viewer embedded in a java application.
> >    I'm currently just perusing the SPICE protocol, but i suspect that it
> >    will take me a while to start getting my head around it.
> >    What are your views and thoughts as the SPICE developers, would you be
> >    interested in somebody working towards the goal of a java based client?
> >    Where should I get started learning the basics of the SPICE project?
> >    Regards
> >    Tim Sparg
> Sounds like something a lot of people could use. You have two source code
> bases to look at, spicec and spice-gtk, for existing clients, though I suspect
> the later is cleaner. spicec is pretty old, written in C++, spice-gtk is C and a
> year and a half old and the future client, for instance it is the only one
> with support for usb redirection right now.

I meant the new usb redirection support that is entirely open sourced.

> The protocol is somewhat documented - the existing documentation is
> unfortunately old and doesn't cover off screen surfaces. However it is still
> mostly correct, so I'd start reading it, see documents link below.
> Main urls:
>  documents - http://spice-space.org/documentation.html
>   but with the previous warning - some of it is old and false.
>  source - http://cgit.freedesktop.org/spice
>   the clients are:
>    old client: http://cgit.freedesktop.org/spice/spice/

You want the "client" subdirectory, and also the "common" one. The
server you can ignore.

>    (spicec is a place holder, the old client is meant to be moved
>    there eventually)
>    new client: http://cgit.freedesktop.org/spice/spice-gtk/
>  building/setup help - http://spice-space.org/page/DeveloperStartPage
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