X2Go Bug report logs - #591
No system tray for remote applications

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Package: nxagent; Maintainer for nxagent is X2Go Developers <x2go-dev@lists.x2go.org>; Source for nxagent is src:nx-libs.

Reported by: Mike Gabriel <mike.gabriel@das-netzwerkteam.de>

Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2014 17:00:01 UTC

Severity: normal

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Subject: Re: [X2Go-Dev] Bug#591: Works under certain configurations, not others
From: Michael DePaulo <mikedep333@gmail.com>
To: Mike Gabriel <mike.gabriel@das-netzwerkteam.de>
Cc: 591@bugs.x2go.org, Tristan Miller <psychonaut@nothingisreal.com>
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Hi Mike#1,

On Mon, Sep 8, 2014 at 5:08 AM, Mike Gabriel
<mike.gabriel@das-netzwerkteam.de> wrote:
> Hi Michael, hi Tristan,
> On  So 07 Sep 2014 16:46:07 CEST, Michael DePaulo wrote:
>> 1. I was *able* to reproduce this bug under X2Go Client for Windows.
>> To be perfectly clear, it only happens when you are launching a remote
>> application ("Single Application" or "Published Application"), not
>> when you are launching a KDE session.
> Actually, this can be blamed on the way how X11 integrates with MS Windows.
> We would need an app that docks into the Windows system tray and proxies
> system tray icons coming in from applications running in VcXsrv/X11.
> http://standards.freedesktop.org/systemtray-spec/systemtray-spec-0.2.html#docking
> So you would need an app that is standing with one leg in X11, providing the
> system-tray-provider specs as defined by freedesktop.org and standing in MS
> Windows with the other leg, proxying the incoming X11 systray icons/menus to
> the Windows system tray.
> Never heard of something like this to exist, actually.
> Any ideas???
> Mike

Can you explain why it works under test case 3 (X11 forwarding from an
Ubuntu client) but not under test case 4 (X2Go from an Ubuntu client)?

That would certainly give us a clue.


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