[winswitch] Several small questions...

Perry E. Metzger perry at piermont.com
Sun Aug 11 15:21:25 BST 2019

On Sun, 11 Aug 2019 12:14:42 +0700 Antoine Martin via shifter-users
<shifter-users at lists.devloop.org.uk> wrote:
> On 11/08/2019 03:55, Perry E. Metzger via shifter-users wrote:
> > Howdy! Several small questions about Xpra...
> > 
> > 1) I note the latest Xpra is 2.5.3, but when I download a recent
> > copy for the mac, it claims to be v2.3.3-r20112. I find this a bit
> > confusing?  
> I don't know which download link you are using but I have just
> verified and all the canonical names from the download page point
> to the correct version, which at this time is 2.5.3:
> https://xpra.org/trac/wiki/Download
> Maybe you have multiple DMG or PKG files with slightly different
> names? Also, MacOS is known to do some really weird things when you
> have multiple copies of the same application on the same filesystem.
> You can see the download link for individual versions by browsing
> here: http://xpra.org/dists/MacOS/x86_64/

Is it possible that installing a new version of the .pkg file fails
if the /Application is already installed? I downloaded the .pkg,
installed it, got the same result. I downloaded the .dmg, copied it
over, and all is fine. I may try some experiments with this later.

> > 2) I note that even if I set speaker and microphone to disabled
> > on my linux server, pulse audio seems to start up when I start up
> > an X server. Is this normal?  
> Yes, if you don't want that then use "--pulseaudio=no" instead.

Thanks! I didn't realize that option existed.

> > 3) I'm running (as you might guess) on a Linux server with a mac
> > client. The mac has a retina display. I'd like to take advantage
> > of that to have nicer looking fonts and such while working
> > remotely, but if I set DPI to 144 (as opposed to 72, which I was
> > experimenting with before), it just makes everything twice as
> > big. Is there a way to tell Xpra that I want to see higher pixels
> > per inch on the client?  
> That's a known issue:
> https://xpra.org/trac/ticket/1933
> The changes are not trivial, but I may be able to get something
> done for v4.0. Feel free to subscribe to that ticket.

Will do! And thank you so much for maintaining xpra! It takes a bit
of work to get going with it, but it's super-useful once things are
up and running.

BTW, I noticed the documentation doesn't mention that if you use the
--sharing option that it will create a socket in /run/xpra if and
only if you are a member of group xpra on the server. It might be
useful to put that into the manual somewhere?

Perry E. Metzger		perry at piermont.com

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