[jdev] GSoC Ideas
niklas.andersson at openforce.se
Thu Feb 18 10:46:58 UTC 2016
...I had a chat with our developer, and he says that we are basically
doing exactly the same thing as specified in XEP-0166 ( abstract
requirement is to establish a session between two (or more) entities
which can be used to transfer an arbitrary bytestream).
The only difference is that we are using SIP as the signaling protocol
instead of XMPP.
Programming should be pretty straight forward, the hard (and
important) thing in order to come up with a platform- and implementation
independent solution would be to write a specification for the signaling
protocol with respect to desktop screen sharing everyone could agree
upon. I.e where the clients could negotiate how the screen sharing would
be handled, which protocol to use, .... Pretty much how video is setup.
A protocol where the client and server could say "I speak RDP" or "I
I think that this group would be the best place to come up with that
specification if we want to create support for desktop screen sharing
that is not bound to a certain implementation.
What are your thoughts?
On 18/02/16 10:33, Niklas Andersson wrote:
> I didn't knew about Swift. Had a quick look at it and it is indeed
> It would be great if there could be a XMPP reference implementation
> for how desktop screen sharing should be carried out. And if Swift
> could provide that baseline it would be a great starting point for
> other IM-clients to implement the same in order to be compatible.
> We would love to see Swift implement the screen sharing features we
> have contributed to the FreeRDP-project. Quality is Enterprise Level
> and the library is written in C. Support is written mainly for X11 on
> Linux, but there is experimental support for Windows and Mac OS X also.
> If there would be a reference implementation in Swift for example, I
> could approach other projects (I am connected to Pidgin) to make
> something compatible and cross-platform.
> The only bad thing is that we must use FreeRDP head, or use their
> nightly builds for upcoming FreeRDP 2.0. (FYI: We have also
> contributed to libnice project for ICE/TURN things, many patches are
> already merged and available upstream but some is not yet released.
> They'll come in libnice 0.1.14)
> Best regards,
> On 16/02/16 11:24, Kevin Smith wrote:
>> A polite reminder. At the moment only Swift has any ideas here, which
>> is not good!
>>> On 12 Feb 2016, at 17:37, Kevin Smith <kevin.smith at isode.com> wrote:
>>> Hi folks,
>>> Could those people who intend putting up ideas (for their own
>>> projects, don’t go suggesting things on behalf of other people,
>>> please) for GSoC students please fill in
>>> http://wiki.xmpp.org/web/Summer_of_Code_2016 in the usual format By
>>> Wednesday At The Latest. If you’re in doubt about whether you’re
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>>> Must be willing to dedicate an hour a day (in the usual case) up to
>>> about 2 hours a day (if you’re unlucky) every work day for the
>>> duration of the summer to mentor the students.
>>> Must be mentoring for your own software project.
>>> Must be known and of high standing in the XSF.
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