[winswitch] Does installing Xpra require installing an X server?

Antoine Martin antoine at nagafix.co.uk
Sat Apr 16 03:18:37 BST 2016

On 16/04/16 01:50, Stephen Fromm wrote:
> I'm looking for an alternative to installing X on a remote server and then
> using VNC+ssh tunnelling.
> When I followed instructions for installing on CentOS via RPM, it pulled in
> an X11 server as a dependency:
>     Package xorg-x11-server-Xorg.x86_64 0:1.15.0-36.el6.centos will be
> installed
> Do I need to install an X server to run xpra?
Yes, you need a virtual X11 display server to run the applications on.
Without it:
* it would be impossible to re-connect to a session
* the performance would be limited by the line latency


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