[virt-tools-list] [PATCH 0 of 4] RFC: add SPICE support (take 2)

Daniel P. Berrange berrange at redhat.com
Mon Nov 22 11:00:53 UTC 2010

On Fri, Nov 19, 2010 at 09:48:10AM -0500, Cole Robinson wrote:
> On 11/17/2010 10:54 AM, Marc-André Lureau wrote:
> > The following patches add basic SPICE configuration. SPICE support was
> > recently added to libvirt.
> > 
> > Second take, after the comments made by Cole Robinson.
> > 
> Thanks, pushed now. I had to tweak some of the patches to apply
> correctly to work around recent VirtualGraphics changes.
> A couple questions: are qxl and spice tied together? can qxl work with
> vnc and spice with cirrus?
> And a grab bag of things we should do before the next release:
> - convert sdl to --graphics, deprecate the other options
> - man page docs for --graphics
> - man page example with spice/qxl
> - should --graphics spice imply --video qxl?

Yep, spice+cirrus should only be used if the guest OS doesn't
have a QXL driver, because cirrus won't allow any of the real
performance benefits over VNC.

> - use osdict.py to make qxl/spice default for f15?

Sounds reasonable as long as everything works in the installer.

> - auto-launch spicec client? or should we wait till virt-viewer supports
> spice?

Use virt-viewer for SPICE so we have consistent user experience,
as it is intended to support all remote desktop protocols.


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