Opened 3 years ago

Closed 2 years ago

#12655 closed task (wontfix)

Replace Vino (unmaintained) with gnome-remote-desktop

Reported by: Douglas R. Reno Owned by: Douglas R. Reno
Priority: normal Milestone: 9.1
Component: BOOK Version: SVN
Severity: normal Keywords:
Cc:

Description

As part of my trip through the GNOME section to do package updates, I took a look at Vino since I used to build it prior to building gnome-control-center (that's for the Sharing Panel - and is the only VNC server that was/is Wayland compatible). I've discovered that the last technical commit to Vino was several years ago, only receiving translation updates since. No bug reports/issues have been solved, and no bugs were carried over from their Bugzilla transition. In addition, it was marked as "removed" from the moduleset for 3.34.1.

I'd like to propose replacing it with what seems to be it's replacement... gnome-remote-desktop:

https://gitlab.gnome.org/jadahl/gnome-remote-desktop

The latest release, 0.1.7, can be found here (it hasn't made it to the GNOME mainline/FTP...):

https://gitlab.gnome.org/jadahl/gnome-remote-desktop/uploads/ed3e8b8ebc1a74b6f4ed7260a2739f40/gnome-remote-desktop-0.1.7.tar.xz

This feature was previously part of Mutter-3.26 (experimental), and then split off in 3.30 to this project it seems.

It's only non-book dependency is libvncserver:

https://libvnc.github.io/

Both of these seem simple in terms of instructions. gnome-remote-desktop is meson/ninja/ninja install, and libvncserver seems to be CMake/Make/Make Install (although I suppose we could have it generate ninja compatible files instead).

I propose adding gnome-remote-desktop in GNOME Applications, and adding dependencies on it to gnome-control-center (optional).

Change History (3)

comment:1 by Douglas R. Reno, 3 years ago

Owner: changed from blfs-book to Douglas R. Reno
Status: newassigned

/me takes things he should've taken a little while back

comment:2 by Douglas R. Reno, 3 years ago

Priority: lownormal

comment:3 by Douglas R. Reno, 2 years ago

Resolution: wontfix
Status: assignedclosed

Marking this as WONTFIX for now since we have TigerVNC. I'll be testing TigerVNC with a wayland DE of some kind soon, so if that doesn't work out, I'll reopen this.

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