Xpra is 'screen for X', and more: it allows you to run X programs, usually on
a remote host and direct their display to your local machine. It also allows you
to display existing desktop sessions remotely.
Xpra is "rootless" or "seamless"
, and sessions can be accessed over SSH,
or password protected and encrypted over plain TCP sockets.
Xpra adapts to bandwidth constraints and is fully open-source.
For more details see here
, you can find the source here
This fork adds many enhancements
over the original version
better performance and platform support, hardware acceleration, multi-user support, GUI tools and configuration and options;
keyboard and clipboard fixes; cursor, sound, system tray and notifications forwarding;
IPv6 support, support for shadowing existing displays, etc; and many bug fixes.
Development is very active
, so keep an eye on the news
for new versions and features.
You can find binary installers for:
is a front-end for xpra (and also VNC, NX, RDP, etc),
it is available here
and the binaries include xpra.
Get started with Xpra
On the machine which will export the application (xterm in this example):
xpra start :100 --start-child=xterm
We can then attach to this session from the same machine, with:
If connecting from a remote machine, you would use something like (or you can also use the GUI):
xpra attach ssh:serverhostname:100