Package Details: xpra-winswitch 0.17.4-1

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Package Base: xpra-winswitch
Description: Modified version of xpra by Winswitch
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Licenses: GPL2
Conflicts: parti-all
Provides: parti-all
Submitter: bug
Maintainer: bug
Last Packager: bug
Votes: 69
Popularity: 0.700140
First Submitted: 2011-05-26 08:08
Last Updated: 2016-07-07 08:03

Required by (2)

  • qconnect (requires xpra-winswitch) (optional)
  • winswitch (requires parti-all) (optional)

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Latest Comments

bug commented on 2016-07-07 08:55

I know, but it'd be easier for me to remember to delete it on the next version.

stefops commented on 2016-07-07 08:28

bug, I just changed line to
CFLAGS="$CFLAGS -fno-strict-aliasing -Wno-error=deprecated-declarations" python2 build || return 1
no need to add a line
thanks again for your work.

bug commented on 2016-07-07 08:03


That echo command shouldn't have been there in the first place. It was a leftover from when I was trying to disable the strict-aliasing (as it breaks the build).

Add the flag without changing revision number (as there's no need to cause recompilation for everyone else).

cmsigler commented on 2016-07-06 21:09


I'm using xpra-winswitch on Arch Linux ARM, on both Raspberry Pi 3 and Odroid-C2, which are armv7h and aarch64 architectures, respectively. On both systems xpra-winswitch 0.17.4-1 won't build. I _believe_ this is due to a very recent upgrade to ffmpeg 1:3.1-1 from 1:3.0.2-2. This upgrade hasn't come through on i686 or x86_64 arches yet.

There's only one isolated problem and it's an upstream one but it's easily compensated for. When xpra/codecs/dec_avcodec2/decoder.c is compiled the function call avcodec_decode_video2 is deprecated. Since by default gcc is configured to use -Werror this warning causes the build to exit with "cc1: all warnings being treated as errors".

My simple, obvious fix to PKGBUILD is to add a line to build() right _before_ the `echo $CFLAGS' command:

CFLAGS="$CFLAGS -Wno-error=deprecated-declarations" && export CFLAGS

IGWS this keeps gcc from error exiting because of deprecated avcodec_decode_video2. Better yet, this is the one and only problem with this build so a straightforward upstream patch should fix it at the source.

HTH :)


cmsigler commented on 2016-05-19 23:42


@stefops -- Me, too :)

xpra-winswitch works fine under aarch64, even to remote my complete xfce4 desktop. x2go component program nxagent core dumps for me on Odroid-C2/aarch64, haven't had time to search for any clues to this, but xpra-winswitch works fine! Thanks for maintaining a useful package.


stefops commented on 2016-05-15 19:09

got a odroid-c2, added aarch64, works ok.
Thanks for your work again.

bug commented on 2016-03-17 12:10

Warning: History

Because the original xpra was part of a WM called parti. Then that project died. Where upon the developer of Winswitch forked it. Over time, the original parti project vanished and all that is left is the Winswitch fork.

BoySka commented on 2016-03-16 04:04

Why is this called "modified by Winswitch" if the regular version from is used, with no patches?

bug commented on 2016-03-13 05:08
You want to edit /etc/X11/Xwrapper.config as shown there.

If you know of any other way, be sure to share.

alexchandel commented on 2016-03-08 20:24

When attempting to use the Xdummy server, I get the following message:

/usr/lib/xorg-server/Xorg.wrap: Only console users are allowed to run the X server

How is it supposed to be run from SSH then?

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