xpra (better remote desktop software)

DietPi already offers VNC and xrdp which are great except that they don’t support “seamless mode” - that is, running remote programs in their own windows on the client machine without having to load the full remote desktop on the client. I believe xpra is faster and generally more reliable as well.

xpra must be compiled from source with one or two patches to get the latest version on distributions based on jessie, and the version in the jessie repository is really old, so it would be nice to have a more recent version as a ready-to-run option on DietPi.

At this link you can see a good comparison of the common remote desktop protocols:

Thanks for your hard work and for your consideration.


Thanks for the request.

Seamless mode looks interesting, added to the request list, you can track progress here: https://github.com/Fourdee/DietPi/issues/573