GSoC 2016

Ashish Gupta ashmew2 at
Wed Feb 24 22:33:58 EST 2016


I feel getting screen sharing to work should be interesting. Unfortunately,
I'm not a student anymore, and therefore cannot apply as a student for SoC
this year.

But, fwiw, I can look into it if we don't find a student or act as a
secondary mentor for this task in case we do.

Ashish Gupta
On Feb 12, 2016 8:00 PM, "Niklas Andersson" <niklas.andersson at>

> 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>
> 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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