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[Qemu-devel] [Bug 614958] Re: copy-paste between client and host

From: Ciro Santilli 六四事件 法轮功
Subject: [Qemu-devel] [Bug 614958] Re: copy-paste between client and host
Date: Sun, 17 Jun 2018 00:06:36 -0000

Having to launch a separate `remote-viewer` command to view the desktop
is not very satisfactory for me, as you then have to think about two
processes instead of one.

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  copy-paste between client and host

Status in QEMU:
  Fix Released

Bug description:

  I propose that copy/paste between VMs be implemented somehow directly in QEMU.
  This has been discussed repeatedly elsewhere; various solutions are proposed. 
 See below.

  As it is, each user has to do their own research and testing if they
  are to find a solution.   This makes the product frustratingly
  unattractive for many.

  Most solutions involve either running vnc and using a vnc client that
  supports copy/paste (this can be tricky to find itself), or running
  some other tcp-based copy-paste application.

  For many users, the networking in a client VM is unimportant--they
  just want to run some application there, and setting up netoworking in
  a VM itself can be an issue.  Most of these solutions rely on un-
  maintained software, and some require that other software be installed
  to make them work (Basic interpreter, Java, etc).  Any of these
  solutions take some work to set up.

  I can tell you, the absence of a copy/paste mechanism makes the
  project an immediate no-go for many users.  I work with a guy who
  spent a lot of time trying, gave up, and switched to VirtualBox for
  this exact reason.

  It would be much better if copy/paste worked out of the box.  Ideally,
  it should work independently of networking.


  Some discussions and proposed solutions:
      Somebody suggests VNC into the virtual host, and use vncviewer
      Somebody else suggests TCP/IP Clipboard (text editor with tcp/ip)

      primitive app for sharing text across machines (in Basic)

      Says doesn't know a good solution but points to unmaintained package
      Qemu Guest Tools

      proposes Java remoteclip running on client and server

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