[winswitch] xpra openSuSE 13.1 to windows 8.1 (good news)

basd basd1 at fastbk.com
Wed May 27 17:42:45 BST 2015

1.  I finally solved the problem of xpra not running on my openSuSE 13.1 server.  There were missing
dependencies.  These were listed in the big spec file I found somewhere on the xpra or winwitch
websites, but this spec file would not build.  I had used a different spec file that did not have
all of the dependencies.  (xpra version 0.14.24)

2.  This server is successfully serving xpra applications to windows 8.1  (I have a different server
that will provide an xterm, but crashes when I open a kde application from the xterm.  I guess,
debug one problem at a time -- but fortunately, the one that is "working" is my primary server.)

3.  I am attaching a screenshot from my windows 8.1 laptop.  You can see several features:  (a)
there is an xterm window with a simple menu on it.  This is the xterm I started with
winswitch>application>custom command.  The menu is a bash script running in ~/bin on the server.

4.  The top of the screen is a KDE 3.5 panel that I launched from xterm.

5.  Krita is running on the desktop from the server, launched from the KDE 3.5 panel.

I can set up the same "system" via an ssh X session, but this xpra session works way better, is
persistent and can be handed off to other computers.

Totally awesome, Antoine!

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