Xpra: Ticket #1942: new packet format: dictionary instead of positional arguments

We can support both the old format and the new one for a while. The new one will have the advantage of being easier to understand and more flexible so we can add new features, make some parts optional, without having to fill in positional arguments we may not have. (they may not be relevant or may not be useful)

Fri, 31 Aug 2018 16:00:50 GMT - Antoine Martin: status, summary changed

Example of ugly packet formats which would benefit from this: r20252 (adding relative position to the existing position parameter to avoid adding it at the end of the packet, which has optional fields..), configure packets, map packets, etc...

We can continue to support the old format, and convert to the new one - and maybe the same conversion function could be used by both the client and server to keep the code simple.

Tue, 26 Feb 2019 05:07:44 GMT - Antoine Martin:

Could also be used for keyboard (#1172, #1716) and refresh (#1449), pointer events (#1941) On a more general note: info packets and #1983, moving keyboard packets out of hello, hello namespace (#1154) are all related to legacy formats.

Mon, 01 Apr 2019 09:24:41 GMT - Antoine Martin:

Could be useful for ticket:2243#comment:1

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 12:33:37 GMT - Antoine Martin: milestone changed

Wed, 12 Feb 2020 05:14:44 GMT - Antoine Martin: milestone changed

Sat, 23 Jan 2021 05:37:55 GMT - migration script:

this ticket has been moved to: https://github.com/Xpra-org/xpra/issues/1942