[ovirt-users] benefit to spice-xpi plugin over native spice and remote-viewer

David Jaša djasa at redhat.com
Tue Apr 7 05:26:32 EDT 2015

spice-xpi is the old method to launch the client, .vv file is newer and
better one in general (less error-prone and not affected by browser's
phase-outing the plugins).


On Po, 2015-04-06 at 13:31 -0400, Jason Keltz wrote:
> Hi.
> I'm wondering if someone can explain the benefit to using the spice-xpi 
> plugin to access a console versus using remote-viewer "natively" from 
> the browser, specifically on a RHEL system?  In particular, if you have 
> the virt-viewer package installed, and not spice-xpi, and you go to 
> visit a console, then the client downloads the configuration file, 
> /tmp/console.vv, and calls "remote-viewer /tmp/console.vv".  On the 
> other hand, if you have spice-xpi installed, it seems that the client 
> doesn't need to download the configuration file first, but calls 
> "remote-viewer --spice-controller".  In both cases, it appears to me 
> that the result is the same.  However, using spice-xpi, there seems to 
> be an additional 4 seconds delay before I get to the console.  The time 
> doesn't really matter.  I'm just wondering if there's a benefit to using 
> spice-xpi?
> Jason.
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