FFE: Include Spice integration by default in Ubuntu GNOME

Bug #1630557 reported by Jeremy Bicha on 2016-10-05
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubuntu-gnome-meta (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Feature Freeze Exception

Have ubuntu-gnome-desktop recommend spice-vdagent


$ apt show spice-vdagent
Package: spice-vdagent
Version: 0.15.0-1.3
Priority: optional
Section: universe/x11
Origin: Ubuntu
Maintainer: Ubuntu Developers <email address hidden>
Original-Maintainer: Liang Guo <email address hidden>
Bugs: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+filebug
Installed-Size: 159 kB
Depends: libc6 (>= 2.15), libglib2.0-0 (>= 2.26.0), libpciaccess0, libsystemd0, libx11-6, libxfixes3, libxinerama1, libxrandr2 (>= 2:, init-system-helpers (>= 1.18~)
Homepage: http://www.spice-space.org/
Download-Size: 43.5 kB
APT-Sources: http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety/universe amd64 Packages
Description: Spice agent for Linux
 spice-vdagent is the spice agent for Linux, it is used in conjunction with
 spice-compitable hypervisor, its feature includs:
 \* Client mouse mode (no need to grab mouse by client, no mouse lag)
   this is handled by the daemon by feeding mouse events into the kernel
   via uinput. This will only work if the active X-session is running a
   spice-vdagent process so that its resolution can be determined.
 \* Automatic adjustment of the X-session resolution to the client resolution
 \* Support of copy and paste (text and images) between the active X-session
   and the client

The GNOME virtualization app Boxes (gnome-boxes) uses Spice. The small spice-vdagent package is more or less equivalent to VirtualBox's guest additions.

From IRC yesterday:

bochecha > one thing though, which could make your Debian-GNOME vms snappier is to install spice-vdagent inside the vm if you don't have it installed already. Fedora Workstation has it installed by default, so that Fedora runs nicely in vms out of the box.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.10
Package: ubuntu-gnome-desktop 0.69
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.8.0-17.19-generic 4.8.0-rc7
Uname: Linux 4.8.0-17-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.3-0ubuntu7
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: GNOME
Date: Wed Oct 5 08:08:47 2016
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationDate: Installed on 2016-08-11 (54 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-GNOME 16.10 "Yakkety Yak" - Alpha amd64 (20160811)
SourcePackage: ubuntu-gnome-meta
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) wrote :
summary: - FFE: Include Spice integration by default
+ FFE: Include Spice integration by default in Ubuntu GNOME
Changed in ubuntu-gnome-meta (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package ubuntu-gnome-meta - 0.70

ubuntu-gnome-meta (0.70) yakkety; urgency=medium

  * Refreshed dependencies
  * Added spice-vdagent to desktop-recommends (LP: #1630557, #1200296)

 -- Jeremy Bicha <email address hidden> Thu, 06 Oct 2016 07:58:19 -0400

Changed in ubuntu-gnome-meta (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
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