[Slackbuilds-users] qemu & vnc
thomas at beingboiled.info
Tue May 13 21:58:41 UTC 2014
On Tue, 29 Apr 2014, King Beowulf wrote:
>> On a side note: what's the reason for making VNC support optional?
> 1. Not everyone wants or needs or uses vnc
> 2. To use vnc you'll need to set up a bunch of stuff for remote access
> I don't use vnc...my qemu VMs are just plain clean build environments I
> don't need vnc to view the VM on my host's monitor. If the consensus
> is that it should be enable by default, let me know.
I'd vote for "leave it enabled" (and don't even make it an option) for the
- It's the default.
- It doesn't introduce any additional dependencies or links to
- No extra step needed if you need vnc.
- No extra step needed if you don't need vnc, either. If you don't want
it, just don't make it your "-display" when you start the VM.
IMHO vnc is quite handy even for local use. I can start a bunch of
machines without having a bunch of SDL windows clutter up my desktop, yet
unlike "-display none" I can still access the virtual console when
necessary simply by starting the vnc client.
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