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Chrome Remote Desktop
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Description

Fairly elegant and widely used remote desktop service. It appears to require the installation of a Debian package to run on Linux, explained here:

Info: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/1649523?hl=en
Deb file: https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/chrome-remote-desktop_current_amd64.deb

Forgive my ignorance if this can't (or already does) run on Solus. Cheers.

Event Timeline

JoshStrobl triaged this task as Normal priority.Dec 21 2016, 10:11 AM
JoshStrobl moved this task from Backlog to Accepted For Inclusion on the Third Party Software board.
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They don't have it versioned, so might make it a bit of a pain to maintain, but after evaluation, this *should* be able to land in Third Party. Obviously it'll need to be tested locally before landing.

robiXxu added a subscriber: robiXxu.May 4 2017, 3:35 PM
Botanium added a subscriber: Botanium.

I really need this package. I tried to look for a snap package, but couldn't find any.

wapec added a subscriber: wapec.Oct 23 2017, 7:03 PM

Sorry but, Can you do me a favor and get this taken care of already?

ahronjesus raised the priority of this task from Normal to High.Dec 2 2017, 5:06 PM
DataDrake lowered the priority of this task from High to Normal.Dec 2 2017, 5:28 PM
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Don't change priority. We aren't adding new things to Third Party until the Software Center had been moved to using Snaps.

joebonrichie added a subscriber: joebonrichie.EditedDec 13 2017, 12:49 AM

Looks like it's possible to build this from chromium source, at least the fedora guys do. Could build it and spilt the package with patterns, I'll have a look.

edit: Also need an extra api key >.>

Im new to solus what is the procedure of adding a repo to eopkg package manager and how long does it take? :)

joebonrichie changed the task status from Open to In Progress.Dec 15 2017, 4:07 PM
joebonrichie claimed this task.

chromium and it's subpackages such as Remote Desktop is quite a difficult package to maintain, new chromium releases consistently break the build procedure, that being said I will try to get this in before Solus 4.

RayBB added a subscriber: RayBB.Aug 19 2018, 6:48 PM
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DataDrake closed this task as Wontfix.Feb 9 2019, 7:52 PM

This has sat in accepted for inclusion for over 30 days. Clearly, there is a lack of demand for the inclusion of this software, nobody has stepped up to provide a completed patch, maintain it, and properly integrate it. Closing as a result. Feel free to reopen but only when someone offers a patch via our proper patch submission methods and volunteers to be maintainer.

Is it possible to create/edit all necessary files to make Chrome think Remote is installed? I can't get around the "Accept and Install" which makes me download a .deb file.

Staudey added a subscriber: Staudey.Jun 7 2019, 7:32 PM

Seems like they are switching to a web-based approach anyway:
https://www.androidpolice.com/2019/06/06/google-chrome-remote-desktop-web-app-exits-beta-and-replaces-aging-chrome-app/

(Unless I'm misunderstanding something. I am not a user after all)

The new way it works is actually the problem. https://remotedesktop.google.com/access/
Requires you to install software, it downloads a .deb or .rpm when on Linux, exe/msi on Windows.

Not super familiar with Solus yet so I'm not sure where to place all the files that come in the .deb.