Create a system to spin up ephemeral test instances of neon (unstable) that can be access via VNC, ideally also pointing to a web-vnc thing to make it easily accessible.
Motivation is to make testing easier for users as well as the VDG to reduce feedback cycles.
Quick proof of concept done approximately this way:
- run a docker `docker run --privileged -it -p 127.0.0.1:5900:5900 ubuntu:xenial bash`
- add neon repo
- `apt install neon-desktop xdm x11vnc`
- `/etc/init.d/xdm start`
- 'x11vnc -auth guess`
- should now be reachable on port 5900
For convenience and management purposes it would be handy to have a simple webservice/site where a user can log in (preferably via identity login) to spin up a new instance, which would basically start a container as per above's process. This container would run for N hours or until session logout or until the user clicks terminate on the webservice/site.
I couldn't find a premade solution for this unfortunately.
This probably should run on some general purpose KDE server, or maybe we could even spin up containers, then we could just skip docker altogether.
- We might be able to use --device on docker run to selectively forward /dev/tty* and /dev/input/* which should be enough to start xorg instead of full on --privileged
- Port collision with multiple sessions?
- Can we use SDDM with x11vnc?
- What about wayland?
## Web UIs
- (websock+js) http://kanaka.github.io/noVNC/noVNC/vnc.html
- (java - would need proxying?) https://guacamole.incubator.apache.org/