[virt-tools-list] [PATCH v4 1/2] virt-manager: add opengl graphics option

Cole Robinson crobinso at redhat.com
Thu Dec 15 01:29:04 UTC 2016

On 11/28/2016 05:47 AM, marcandre.lureau at redhat.com wrote:
> From: Marc-André Lureau <marcandre.lureau at gmail.com>
> Add an OpenGL checkbox to the Spice graphics options (only available if

Sorry for the not reviewing these patches earlier...

This patch is fine but I'm still on the fence about exposing this in the UI at

1) qemu:///system doesn't work out of the box, which is the common
virt-manager usage
2) the setting isn't really useful in isolation, needs to be combined with
virtio-vga + accel3d setting at least, but the UI doesn't give any help here
3) I fear a trickle of bug reports like 'hey I clicked the GL option but 3D in
my windows VM still sucks'

I'd rather point people at virt-xml invocations until at least the
qemu:///system issues are straightened out. And after that expose this with
maybe some guest OS awareness, warnings/explaining tooltips, be explicit about
errors like if a user tries to connect remotely, etc.... But I'm not 100% sold
either way. Thoughts?


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