How many degrees of headlessness do we need?

Winfried Donkers W.Donkers at
Sun Mar 29 23:00:55 PDT 2015

Hi tml,

>On Linux (and other X11-using Unixes), --headless is tightly coupled to the 'vclplug' concept, as there used to be a 'headless' (actually called 'svp') vclplug that was used (instead of a "generic" X11, GTK or KDE one) in headless mode. Nowadays the 'svp' code is not technically a vclplug any more, but that is just an implementation detail. On Windows and OS X, --headless support is presumably broken to some degree.

I our company, on Windows machines, it is used regularly to convert file formats (xls to odf/pdf) without user interaction, without any signs of being broken.


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