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[Xen-devel] RE: [PATCH][VT] add a new option for spawning vncviewer

To: "Edwin Zhai" <edwin.zhai@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [Xen-devel] RE: [PATCH][VT] add a new option for spawning vncviewer
From: "Ian Pratt" <m+Ian.Pratt@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2005 09:20:20 +0100
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Thread-topic: [PATCH][VT] add a new option for spawning vncviewer
> > We should just spawn the viewer and put the details on the kernel 
> > command line, and leave it to the guest to start the server 
> and issue 
> > the vnconnect. See tools/examples/vnc/*
> how about this one?
> use -V command line but not "vncviewer" configuration, which 
> is suitable for both vmx and xenU.

I guess I agree that its slightly odd to have a configuration parameter
(as opposed to command line flag) that causes a viewer to be spawned. We
certainly don't have a config parameter that forces the equivalent of
'-c'. It does mean that most VT users will have to remember to put '-V'
on the command line, which is why I wouldn't object to retaining the
'vncviewer' configuration option. Let's see if anyone has strong views.

It's clear that we should put the hostip:port number where the
libvncserver is running somewhere into xenstore, so we can query it in
the same ay we do for console ttys.  

[Incidently, does anyone take objection to using '-V'? '-V' is sometimes
used to mean 'version', but I don't think that's a problem.]


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