[Ovirt-devel] Re: oVirt console (again!)

Hugh O. Brock hbrock at redhat.com
Sat Nov 8 21:11:14 UTC 2008

On Sat, Nov 08, 2008 at 01:14:12PM +0000, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 07, 2008 at 02:06:14PM -0600, Wes Felter wrote:
> > Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> >> Previous discussion:
> >> https://www.redhat.com/archives/ovirt-devel/2008-August/msg00004.html
> >>
> >> Back to the oVirt console issue.
> >
> > Have y'all considered a Flash VNC client? I sent this suggestion to the  
> > list months ago, but looking at the archives it looks like it didn't go  
> > through (probably because I'm not a subscriber).
> The basic problem is that I don't have much experience building Flash
> programs.  There are Flash VNC clients out there, but we'd have to
> modify them anyway to support Kerberos (or some form of encryption)
> plus any other VNC extensions that Gtk-VNC supports.  Who knows if
> it's possible to support Kerberos / SASL / encryption / extensions
> from a Flash program?
> I'm reasonably confident that we can build a standalone Windows
> client, because we've in fact already done that (virt-viewer[1][2]).
> Extending the protocol is well-understood: it involves writing more C
> code and possibly porting more C libraries, both things that we now
> have plenty of experience with doing[3].

Interestingly, we do now have a guy (Steve Linabery) who has some
experience building Flash programs...

(Look out for that bus, Steve!)

We should look a bit further at this as an option, I guess.

Take care,

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