Performance far lower than Remmina

Bug #653364 reported by spamoften on 2010-10-02
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Vinagre: VNC client for GNOME
vinagre (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: vinagre

Related to

Scenario: Connecting from my lower resolution laptop to higher resolution

Issue: Vinagre poor scaling performance

This issue has existed ever since Ubuntu switched to shipping Vinagre.
Performance of VNC is poor when scaling remote screen to fit within local screen.
About 1 screen refresh in 4 seconds. If I disable scaling, I may reach 1 screen refresh per second if things go well.

The "Remmina" GTK+ Remote Desktop Client has tremendously good performance and fine feature set.
I have switched to it and am getting near instant screen refresh performance.

There really is only one thing a remote desktop viewer needs to do well, and that is provide an experience for the user which closely matches directly manipulating the remote desktop. Vinagre is far too slow for VNC protocol to be considered a usable tool for a default Ubuntu install.

Please replace Vinagre with Remmina in future Ubuntu releases.

Changed in vinagre (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in vinagre:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → New

Upgraded to 10.10 and Remmina package is every bit a great as the one released in 10.04

Changed in vinagre:
importance: Medium → Wishlist
status: New → Confirmed
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