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

Marc-André Lureau mlureau at redhat.com
Sun Nov 21 21:11:22 UTC 2010


----- "Cole Robinson" <crobinso at redhat.com> wrote:
> A couple questions: are qxl and spice tied together? can qxl work
> with
> vnc and spice with cirrus?

After a quick test, it seems you can mix spice or vnc with qxl or cirrus as you like.
It would be nice if someone more experience with qemu/spice could confirm.

> 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?

That would be a good idea.

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

Tbh, I can't measure the risk of such change.

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

I have updated virt-viewer to support SPICE: http://bitbucket.org/elmarco/virt-viewer

We should release Spice with Gtk client support soonish, so that other packages (including virt-manager) can start using it.


Marc-André Lureau

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