[Vm-dev] How to create headless VM without some primitives?

tim Rowledge tim at rowledge.org
Tue Apr 14 02:42:53 UTC 2020

A couple of other points that might be worth discussing for this sort of usage

a) it's way past time we stopped opening a windows when it isn't needed. No window should be created until and unless the system actually writes to the display and calls for a display update. This would enable image-controlled headlessness. RISC OS was able to cope with it 25 years ago.

b) containers. At least, so far as the currently very limited understanding of containers that I have suggests. AIUI you can make a bundle that behaves as a (nearly) separate machine and do permissions stuff to sandbox it. I'm having a bit of a hard time making much detail sense of it but I'm sure someone hereabouts can explain if in words of one syllable or less.

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