gtk-vnc and virt-viewer mozilla plugins

Another cool thing that’s new in Jaunty that I’ve never gotten around to bloggin about is the fact that the virt-viewer and gtk-vnc packages in Ubuntu now provide mozilla-virt-viewer and mozilla-gtk-vnc, respectively.

This means you can now put something like

  <embed type="application/x-gtk-vnc"
    width="800"
    height="600"
    host="127.0.0.1" port="5900">
  </embed>

or this:

  <embed type="application/x-virt-viewer"
    width="800"
    height="600"
    uri="qemu:///system" name="something">
  </embed>

in a web page and have access to virtual machines or other VNC servers directly in your browser.

I have a feeling this will spark some rather interesting web based management tools once it becomes more ubiquitous.

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