Re: Working seamless mode

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On Sat, Jan 2, 2021 at 9:49 AM Roland Baudin <roland65@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi,
> perhaps this is not the right place for this request? Could you give me
> some place where I can post this request?

This is the right place, I believe. Alternatively, you could open a
new issue here:

But to be honest, I wouldn't expect anyone to take it up anytime soon.

I don't know how these patches have aged since the time I published them,
but I assume that there will be some issues with Wayland (both on the client
and guest side).

The main problem is probably the design itself.

spice-gkt/virt-viewer shows a single fullscreen window that is
partially transparent
(in the areas where there's no guest window). This results in a poor integration
with the client's system -- what you'd want is to have a new window in
the client for each
window/application on the guest and separate drawing contexts for each app.
The original thread goes into more detail on the issues, I think.

So the patches would probably require a lot of further work, or
complete rewrite.
I would be happy to have this feature as well, but the chances are
imho slim, sorry.


> Thanks a lot,
> RB
> Le 31/12/2020 à 10:42, Roland Baudin a écrit :
> > Hi there,
> >
> > for my own purpose, I have ported the seamless mode patches written by
> > Jakub Janků, Ondřej Holý and Lukáš Venhoda (see
> > to Ubuntu 20.04.
> >
> > I have also hacked the virt-viewer gtk app to allow easily entering
> > and leaving seamless mode. This is a very convenient way to work with
> > the VM in Ubuntu. It's probably not difficult to do the same with
> > virt-manager but alas I'm not a Python programmer.
> >
> > So, I have a set of packages for Ubuntu 20.04 and installation of
> > these packages is very simple. In the Windows VM, it is also required
> > to replace the vdagent and vdservice programs by the patched ones.
> > This is not difficult, but it's a manual process for now.
> >
> > Everything works well (but there are probably issues I didn't see,
> > possibly with multiple screens) and I think this could be a major
> > improvement to the kvm/qemu user experience in Linux.
> >
> > However, I don't have time (and skills) to maintain these packages and
> > patches. I have two other open source projects (Xfe and TexMaths) and
> > a full time job...
> >
> > So, I'm asking here if someone is interestedto get this work and
> > maintain it? I could give you my packages (the patches are in the
> > source packages) and a little explanation to start.
> >
> > I'd be happy if the community could build something useful upon this
> > work.
> >
> > If someone is interested, how can I send the files? Mail attachment to
> > this list? Google drive?
> >
> > Thanks for andy answer and have a nice day,
> >
> > RB
> >
> >
> >
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