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Opened 7 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

Last modified 6 weeks ago

#521 closed defect (fixed)

broken tray icons

Reported by: onlyjob Owned by: Antoine Martin
Priority: major Milestone: 0.12
Component: core Version: 0.11.x
Keywords: Cc:


Noticed with 0.11.3: application's tray icons are corrupted -- they appear with coloured vertical stripes. It happens only with some encodings, notably with "PNG (8bpp colour)". The following errors appear in client log:

2014-02-18 14:38:26,788 error processing draw packet
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/xpra/client/ui_client_base.py", line 1509, in _draw_thread_loop
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/xpra/client/ui_client_base.py", line 1557, in _do_draw
    window.draw_region(x, y, width, height, coding, data, rowstride, packet_sequence, options, [record_decode_time])
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/xpra/client/client_tray.py", line 105, in draw_region
    assert coding in ("rgb24", "rgb32", "png", "mmap", "webp"), "invalid encoding for tray data: %s" % coding
AssertionError: invalid encoding for tray data: png/P

RAW/RGB_zlib is also exhibiting this problem although without logging any errors.

Icons look OK with H.264 so to reproduce the problem it may be necessary to override default encoding on attach.

Change History (8)

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by Antoine Martin

Milestone: 0.12
Owner: changed from Antoine Martin to Antoine Martin
Status: newassigned

Thanks, we should never send the tray icons as png/P or png/L: those encodings save space by subsampling colours, but since tray icons are small this doesn't save anything at all, in fact in some cases it may even make things bigger (adding the palette to the pixel data).

Could well be related to #500

Last edited 7 years ago by Antoine Martin (previous) (diff)

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by onlyjob

I forgotten to add that it looks like tray icons might get broken in 0.11.3 (at least with RAW/RGB+zlib encoding). It is a regression as I don't remember anything like this in 0.11.2 and earlier...

comment:3 Changed 7 years ago by Antoine Martin

First, I will probably have to cherry pick some fixes for v0.11 from ticket:500#comment:11.

I can reproduce the bug, r5628 will need to be backported and fixes png/P and png/L support for the system tray: if the server wants to use this encoding, let it!

We should pick a better encoding, but that's a different issue.

What is odd is that everything looks correct in the logs:

  • with PNG (which displays OK):
    ClientTray(2).draw_region[0, 0, 22, 22, 'png', '604 bytes', 0, 4, {}, \
        [<function record_decode_time at 0x33d38c0>]]
    ClientTray(2).set_tray_icon() format=('rgb32', 22, 22, 88)
    ClientTray(2).set_tray_icon() has_alpha=True
  • with RGB (which does not):
    ClientTray(2).draw_region[0, 0, 22, 22, 'rgb32', '468 bytes', 66, 5, {'lz4': True, 'rgb_format': 'RGB'}, \
        [<function record_decode_time at 0x33d3a28>]]
    ClientTray(2).set_tray_icon() format=('rgb32', 22, 22, 66)
    ClientTray(2).set_tray_icon() has_alpha=True

As I expected, the PNG compression ends up being worse than lz4! (604 bytes vs 468 bytes)

Last edited 7 years ago by Antoine Martin (previous) (diff)

comment:4 Changed 7 years ago by Antoine Martin

I was wrong in the comment above, there is something wrong: the rgb_format says RGB even though this is rgb32 with alpha...
On the server side, I see:

rgb_encode(rgb32, XImageWrapper(BGRA: 0, 0, 64, 64), {}) rgb_formats=['RGB']
rgb_reformat(XImageWrapper(RGB: 0, 0, 64, 64)) converted from BGRA (16384 bytes) to RGB (12288 bytes) in 0.1ms, rowstride=192


  • r5629 removes the unecessary encoding check (backport of r5628)
  • r5632 ensures we tell the server we can handle RGBA for the tray, backport in r5633
  • r5630 ensures that we don't remove RGBA from the list of supported rgb formats unless necessary (for old, broken clients) - which on its own, fixes the symptoms for {{rgb}}} encoding mode, backport in r5631

Still TODO:

  • r5624 needs to be backported so we can deal with old / broken clients correctly by sending them the correct encoding for the data (rgb32 for RGBA pixel format instead of rgb24)

Note: this bug has been present for a long time, the only thing that changed is that we are now more likely to use rgb for the tray (and rightly so since it takes up less space and much less effort)

comment:5 Changed 7 years ago by Antoine Martin

Owner: changed from Antoine Martin to onlyjob
Status: assignednew

Totally non-trivial backport of seemingly innocuous r5624 in r5634: this has a small side effect: a change in how encoding statistics are recorded... More than I would like for a stable change, but better than keeping the old bug in. And maybe I should have backported the whole of r5605..

Please test and close so I can release 0.11.4, thanks!

comment:6 Changed 7 years ago by onlyjob

Owner: changed from onlyjob to Antoine Martin

Tested v0.11.x@5643, works great. Thank you.

comment:7 Changed 7 years ago by Antoine Martin

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

comment:8 Changed 6 weeks ago by migration script

this ticket has been moved to: https://github.com/Xpra-org/xpra/issues/521

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