Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 998189
Add Windows 8 to the list of supported clients
Last modified: 2014-04-06 23:06:10 EDT
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #981764 +++
Title: Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager Client Requirements
Describe the issue:
The "Supported SPICE clients are available on the following operating systems:" list of supported clients does not list Windows 8.
Suggestions for improvement:
If Windows 8 as a *client* (not a guest) is supported, then it should be listed here. However, special mention should be made to exclude Windows 8 RT because it is ARM-based and the current Spice client is x86-based.
From personally testing this, I know that the touch-based ("Modern interface" version of IE10 doesn't appear to support ActiveX plugins so using the desktop version of IE10 is required here as well.
--- Additional comment from Bryan Yount on 2013-07-05 14:12:27 EDT ---
I think this should be added to the current 3.2 docs but the only flag I am able to set is for 3.3.
--- Additional comment from Tim Hildred on 2013-08-07 03:30:25 EDT ---
Added Windows 8.
--- Additional comment from Alison Young on 2013-08-13 00:01:27 EDT ---
Checked in: Red_Hat_Enterprise_Virtualization-Installation_Guide-3.3-en-US-3.3-3
This should also mention that the default protocol for windows 8/2012 is RPD as Microsoft introduced changes into Windows Display Driver Model which prevent spice from performing optimally.
Arthur, isn't that more of an issue when using Windows 8 as a guest?
This bug is about connecting to the Manager using Windows 8 as a client.
Windows 8 was added to the list of supported clients.