Updated spice-protocol packages that add various enhancements are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The spice-protocol packages provide header files to describe the SPICE protocol and the QXL para-virtualized graphics card. The SPICE protocol is needed to build newer versions of the spice-client and the spice-server packages.
The spice-protocol packages have been upgraded to upstream version 0.12.6, which provides a number of enhancements over the previous version, including file copy support, and end-of-line conversion for copying and pasting text using clipboard when the client and guest conventions differ, or when there are different operating systems running. (BZ#965812
The continuity of video playbacks over limited bandwidth has improved. There are now fewer occurrences of scenes dropping and pauses, which leads to a better user experience. After this update, the video bit-rate and the playback latency are dynamically adjusted, using periodic reports from the client. The bandwidth and latency estimations of past video playbacks are now used for improving the initial parameter settings of future video playbacks.
Users of spice-protocol are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which add these enhancements.