Xpra: Ticket #1569: python3 opengl client

Split from #640. For general python3 issues, see #1568.

See ticket:640#comment:41.

If this can be made to work, maybe it will be more stable than the GTK2 version?

See also: #921 native win32 opengl client

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:51:25 GMT - Antoine Martin: status, description changed

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:46:51 GMT - Antoine Martin: attachment set

poc using GLX to wrap the X11 window

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:07:13 GMT - Antoine Martin:

Just because GTK3 decided to break every existing GTK opengl application out there does not mean that it should be that way.

Preparatory work removing unneeded dependencies on GTK from the pure opengl code: r16915, r16916, r16917, r16919, r16920, r16921, r16925, r16926, r16927.

The patch above almost works - it paints the screen OK but then the next update comes and messes it up.. It works fine with mmap. It probably needs xsync to prevent crashes too. It should be moved to platform code, and the client init code will need to be re-worked. The code could be made generic enough to be used with both GTK2 and GTK3: the context code only needs a window XID. Support for win32 and macos should also be possible. We may then also be able to query the real pixel depth supported on those platforms.

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:27:11 GMT - Antoine Martin: attachment set

working patch

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 06:19:21 GMT - Antoine Martin:

Support added for opengl with GTK3 in r16948 + r16949, only supported with X11 GLX for now. It is now enabled by default with Python3 / GTK3. The same backend can now also be used with GTK2 with X11:

xpra attach --opengl=native

Added bonus: we no longer depend on an unmaintained project.

Still TODO:

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 19:10:57 GMT - Antoine Martin:

Fixes and improvements:

TODO for win32 port:

As for macos, it's not very clear how we use opengl on an existing window:

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 13:04:37 GMT - Antoine Martin:

As of r16993 (ugly workaround found here: How I can get DrawingArea window handle in Gtk3?), opengl works with the python3 builds on win32 (#1574). The present_fbo bug was fixed in r16964.

Still TODO:

Sat, 30 Sep 2017 10:56:59 GMT - Antoine Martin:

The win32 port does work as of r16964, it justs needs some packaging fixes: #1574 / #1528.

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 16:10:04 GMT - Antoine Martin: owner, status changed

Ready for testing on Linux.

The python3 builds should now work with opengl enabled by default.

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 09:00:00 GMT - Antoine Martin:

Let's try to fix transparency: #1570.

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 06:57:58 GMT - Antoine Martin:

There was a bug with GTK3 on 64-bit MS Windows builds but it looks like a recent GTK update has fixed that too.

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 15:13:14 GMT - Antoine Martin:

r17368 also hooks up the driver probing so session info and OpenGL_check.exe (fixed in r17370) will now show the correct details.

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 08:57:12 GMT - Antoine Martin:

We don't use opengl on win32 if the window uses transparency, see ticket:1570#comment:4 and #1682.

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 19:07:32 GMT - J. Max Mena:

I'll have to set up my mini test box here to use a display (good old Timmeh, he's configured to use packages not build from source) so I can give this a try.

Sat, 02 Dec 2017 00:27:19 GMT - J. Max Mena: owner changed


Default install of python3-xpra sets the shebang to /usr/bin/python2.

Other than that, it seems to work fine for me - Fedora 26 and the 20171201r17551.fc26 python3-xpra-client running against a trunk r17551 Fedora 26 server. With OpenGL enabled (Nvidia ION "GPU").

Sat, 02 Dec 2017 11:47:59 GMT - Antoine Martin: status changed; resolution set

Default install of python3-xpra sets the shebang to /usr/bin/python2.

The default shebang belongs in the xpra-common package, because we want to be able to install both python versions simultaneously.

Until the python3 version is made the default, this is how it is going to be. For running the python3 version, you are expected to run:

python3 /bin/xpra ...

Sat, 23 Jan 2021 05:27:58 GMT - migration script:

this ticket has been moved to: https://github.com/Xpra-org/xpra/issues/1569