Opened 11 years ago

Last modified 11 years ago

#140 closed task

replace Xvfb with Xvnc or Xdummy when using xpra — at Version 2

Reported by: Antoine Martin Owned by: Antoine Martin
Priority: major Milestone: 0.12
Component: Xpra Keywords:

Description (last modified by Antoine Martin)

Xvfb is old and it is missing a number of useful X11 extensions, also the alternatives may offer better keyboard support?
The idea of using those as an alternative to Xvfb is not new either, see x11vnc faq-xvfb

Information about dummy driver is scarce, but there is some in XorgTesting

The easiest way (which seems to work ok) is to use Xdummy (GPLv2+)

One of the most important benefits is that these alternatives also support randr so we could envisage resizing the buffer to the size needed by the client currently connected rather than the default huge size we have at the moment.

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by Antoine Martin

Component: ClientXpra
Owner: changed from Antoine Martin to Antoine Martin
Status: newaccepted

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by Antoine Martin

Description: modified (diff)
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