[winswitch] Several small questions...

Antoine Martin antoine at nagafix.co.uk
Sun Aug 11 19:49:11 BST 2019

On 11/08/2019 21:21, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
> 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.
That's what I meant by "really weird things".
A few years back, it was reported that even having the application
installed in a private directory still triggered some odd behaviour.

>>> 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.
How can we make it easier to get going with it?

> 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?
Does this help:


> Perry

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