GSoC 2016

Niklas Andersson niklas.andersson at
Fri Feb 12 07:27:27 EST 2016

This would be the XMPP-spec to start from (XEP-0166: Jingle) [1]



On 12/02/16 12:00, Niklas Andersson wrote:
> How about getting Desktop Screen Sharing in XMPP? That would be a 
> killer feature.
>  We have made contributions to the FreeRDP-project to get this feature 
> implemented in the Pidgin SIPE-plugin so it is "just" a matter of 
> making the same for XMPP. (And I think there is a XMPP-spec for 
> arbitrary data streams)
>  You already got File Transfer-support implemented, done by Ashish 
> Gupta as gsoc 2013-project. That means the underpinnings are already 
> there. (Getting File Transfer working in SIPE was our first step and a 
> pre-req for Desktop Screen Sharing)
>  There is a now a FreeRDP-server [1] that compiles as part of the 
> FreeRDP-package that capture your screen and makes it available as a 
> RDP-stream.
>  Getting this to work in XMPP would surely be appreciated.
>  I am not much of a coder myself unfortunately, but I have a grasp on 
> what we have done, how it was done, and I would gladly try to answer 
> any questions a potential candidate would have. If you want to check 
> it out for yourselves, I could suggest you to git-clone FreeRDP 
> master, compile it, run the server on your machine, start the client 
> on another machine and connect to the server-socket. It is very high 
> quality.
> (I would love to see Ashish pick up this task, as he would be way 
> ahead of any other candidate as he already did the File Transfer-thing)
> [1]
> Regards,
> Niklas
> On 12/02/16 04:36, Jorge Villaseñor wrote:
>> On Thu, Feb 11, 2016 at 1:35 PM, Gary Kramlich <grim at 
>> <mailto:grim at>> wrote:
>>     So GSoC 2016 is currently accepting applications for mentoring
>>     organizations.  We need to figure out soon if we're participating
>>     or not since they only accept organizations until 20160219.
>>     Thanks,
>> I think a good first step to decide is to go review the ideas page 
>> and find out what we would like to get from the SoC students.
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