Bug 39238 - RFE: seamless apps / rootless windows
Summary: RFE: seamless apps / rootless windows
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Spice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: RFE (general) (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Other Windows (All)
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Spice Bug List
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Reported: 2011-07-14 14:08 UTC by Xavier Brochard
Modified: 2017-07-28 11:19 UTC (History)
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Description Xavier Brochard 2011-07-14 14:08:02 UTC
Please add seamless window support. 
Virtualisation is often used for accessing one or two Windows application, using RDP RemoteApp. Would be nice if it could be achieved using Spice.
Comment 1 totokaka 2014-05-27 14:07:46 UTC
I would really like this too. Both VMWare(called Unity mode) and VirtualBox(called seamless mode) has it, spice should have it too.

I believe Xavier is correct in that most (normal) people use virtualization mostly to run a few windows apps on linux.
Comment 2 ping.berlin 2016-12-23 21:57:06 UTC
It doesn't seem to be ready for testing yet and nobody is working on it currently, but there have been updates on this.

See these mails:
https://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/spice-devel/2016-August/031254.html

And rpms are here:
https://copr.fedorainfracloud.org/coprs/lvenhoda/vd_agent-seamless-mode/

And git-repos are here (seamless mode fork):
https://cgit.freedesktop.org/~lvenhoda/spice-gtk/
https://cgit.freedesktop.org/~lvenhoda/spice-protocol/
https://cgit.freedesktop.org/~lvenhoda/vd_agent/



Since performance of spice is good enough to scroll webpages and watch full-hd youtube videos without hiccups as demonstrated by Whonix on KVM (https://www.whonix.org/), this could be used to have "Qubes OS"-like seamless sandboxes on every Linux distribution running KVM.
Comment 3 Todd 2016-12-23 23:26:30 UTC
I would LOVE to test this.  Any chance someone would send me the directions?


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