Sometimes I miss the ability to easily exchange files between the xpra client and its server. After all, we already have an authenticated connection and a GUI, why would I need to open an ssh channel (which may not be possible) to transfer more data than I can fit on a clipboard.
This could have other uses beyond simple file exchange: printing and configuration come to mind.
xpra controlinterface for sending from server
No time for this. Re-scheduling.
Scheduling for v0.15.x
Added a new wiki page: wiki/FileTransfers
@afarr FYI: you can now easily upload files to the server using the new tray menu entry "file upload". And if the configuration option open-files is enabled, also open them in one go as the file selection dialog should then include an "open" option as well as "ok".
Tested Win8.1, Fedora 20, and OSX clients:
Moving comment originally recorded in #1026: this needs to be fixed for this release (kicking clients is not good!).
attempted to upload a 7MB PNG image (random 1440p screenshot), server kicked my client with the following error:
server requested disconnect: packet size requested is 4990193 but maximum allowed is 1048576
This should be fixed in r11179. (forgot to bump the max-packet-size limit in the client-to-server direction when file transfers are enabled).
We do not show an alert message for now, a warning is logged to the client output (usually also mirrored in the server log).
I also suspect people will want file size limits with regards to uploads.
We already have those limits in the config file, see wiki/FileTransfers
@maxmylyn: please close unless you can break it again.
I uploaded a 7 MB screenshot to the server with no problem.
2015-11-11 13:42:31,098 downloaded 7688761 bytes to unknown file: 2015-11-11 13:42:31,099 /home/tlaloc/Downloads/ginormous-professor-elemental-screenshot.PNG
C:\Program Files (x86)\Xpra\library.zip\xpra\client\gtk_base\gtk_client_base.py:160: GtkWarning: Could not find the icon 'gtk-file'. The 'hicolor' theme was not found either, perhaps you need to install it. You can get a copy from: http://icon-theme.freedesktop.org/releases
Then went crazy and tried to upload a 38 MB file (without bothering to change config). Client balked with the presumably expected message:
2015-11-11 13:44:26,737 Warning: cannot upload the file 'blah-blah-blah' 2015-11-11 13:44:26,737 this file is too large: 38MB Traceback (most recent call last): File "logging\__init__.pyc", line 859, in emit File "logging\__init__.pyc", line 732, in format File "logging\__init__.pyc", line 471, in format File "logging\__init__.pyc", line 335, in getMessage TypeError: %d format: a number is required, not XpraClient Logged from file log.pyc, line 100
This didn't cause any client disconnection though.
Since I'm not sure the Traceback here is expected though, I'll pass this back to you, rather than trying to close it again.
Client gave what I assume is an unrelated warning:
It is related, added: ticket:1026#comment:2
Since I'm not sure the Traceback here is expected though
It was not, fixed in r11193.
this ticket has been moved to: https://github.com/Xpra-org/xpra/issues/494