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Re: Bug#639420: ITP: xpra -- tool to detach/reattach running X programs

On Sat, Aug 27, 2011 at 7:16 AM, Timo Juhani Lindfors
<timo.lindfors@iki.fi> wrote:
> Cyril Brulebois <kibi@debian.org> writes:
>> What's the status compared to the original xpra? Last I checked it used
>> to crash all the time, had issues with keymaps (even when both remote
>> and local servers shared the same settings), and wasn't even remotely
>> (no pun intended) usable.
>> Do you have packages I could give a try?

You could check at http://vasks.debian.org/~nomadium-guest/debian/unstable/,
there are some packages there. Don't bother with parti, only with xpra and

> Keymaps have now been fixed. Currently the struggle is with key repeats
> and keys getting stuck when they are released when the window is not
> focused anymore :-)

It is true that xpra has issues, but for me it has been very usable.
The most annoying issue that I had to deal with was with keys getting
stuck as Timo comments.

> Miguel, I didn't even notice that original xpra was removed from
> experimental two days ago. Please consider subscribing to
> http://lists.devloop.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/shifter-users or ping us on
> IRC.

It was removed recently since it is obvious original developer doesn't
seem interested (or doesn't have time, I don't know) in fixing the
remaining issues. This temporal removal should not have too much
impact on users since this package never reached unstable anyway.
BTW, the reason why it was not available in sid was due to parti brokenness,
not due to xpra issues.

I'm waiting for release since is expected to include more fixes
for keyboard issues to get xpra again in the archive.

I'll get in touch with upstream developers.


Miguel Landaeta, miguel at miguel.cc
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"Faith means not wanting to know what is true." -- Nietzsche

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