Opened 13 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

#176 accepted enhancement

better support for VirtualBox sessions

Reported by: Antoine Martin Owned by: Antoine Martin
Priority: major Milestone: 0.12
Component: Global Keywords:
Cc: onlyjob@…


r4569 makes VirtualBox sessions usable but has a number of limitations.

  • password mode is broken? rdesktop/xfreerdp aren't very helpful with the error message here. (ie: "ERROR: send: Broken pipe")

(also when loading a session from disk: verify that the password we have is the right one by re-encoding it rather than always assigning a new one?)

  • when the session fails to start we end up calling early_failure which sets it as UNAVAILABLE but this gets reset when the session data is parsed again. Either leave it as unavailable or...?
  • we should fire call_when_done when the server log shows the port is ready rather than polling it. ie:
    VRDE server is listening on port 3389.
    VRDE server is inactive.
  • support cloning via the UI (since we already enable multi-attach)
  • allow local user to resume via SDL? Pure client-side session handling will complicate things..


Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by Antoine Martin

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

r4622 fixes password mode: was an undocumented password size limit...

comment:2 Changed 12 years ago by Antoine Martin

As per #212: we should distinguish running sessions from stopped ones (by adding a new SessionStatus).
(the "start" option will either start a VM or connect to it - no way to tell)

comment:3 Changed 12 years ago by onlyjob

It would be better if powered down VMs would appear as standalone menu and become 'sessions' only when started.


comment:4 Changed 12 years ago by onlyjob

Cc: onlyjob@… added

comment:5 Changed 10 years ago by Eric Blade

+1 to this. The virtualbox support had me super confused for a few minutes, while i had to track back through the fog of a year ago, and figure out just what the heck those things it was showing were. (i don't use vbox much .. last time a bit over a year ago.. but the vbox interface thought my images were all still there) And having them listed as "sessions" when they aren't even running just feels weird.

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