Ubuntu moving towards Wayland

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at redhat.com
Sat Nov 6 16:32:42 UTC 2010

On Sat, Nov 06, 2010 at 03:14:57PM +0000, Pierre Carrier wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 6, 2010 at 13:51, Camilo Mesias <camilo at mesias.co.uk> wrote:
> >> With virtualization I have more Linux machines than ever (about 50 in
> >> active use at last count).  All on my local 1GB network.  Consequently
> >> I use X to them and to other physical machines _all the time_.
> > If there is no way to provide remote access for Weyland based systems
> > (and I hope there will be a way that is "more than adequate") then I
> > can see the day when desktop users wanting a high quality experience
> > and server users part company...
> Am I the only one would wants to scream SPICE since the beginning of
> this discussion?
> We could have a virtualization-free userspace SPICE server and I
> believe that could be an excellent replacement to VNC, with
> significantly better performance and features (stuff like sound,
> anyone?).
> Richard, you're even specifying virtualization! SPICE is already here!

AFAIK SPICE is just faster, better VNC with more features.  It doesn't
allow you to remote a single app, doesn't work transparently through
ssh, and doesn't allow multiple servers and clients connecting in ad
hoc ways at the same time.


Richard Jones, Virtualization Group, Red Hat http://people.redhat.com/~rjones
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