Xen virtual machines transmit their screen contents by vnc. A browser based viewer is the java vnc viewer plugin (see previous post). Advantage of java is that it runs on many platforms. However java tends to use a lot of RAM. On ubuntu 10.04 there is an alternative browser plugin which is gtk based: gtk viewer plugin.

The gtk vnc plugin offers only very basic functions: just an authentication dialog and the vnc viewer window. – This post adds a minimalistic toolbar to the plugin (test.html, gtk-vnc-plugin.so, libgtk-vnc-1.0.so.0.0.1).

Steps to build the plugin described above:


  1. spblinux says:

    Updated build instructions to include patch described in next post (autofocus + send keys).

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