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Re: VNC development plan - discuss



On Tue, 2007-03-06 at 17:58 +0100, Adam Tkac wrote:
> Alexander Larsson napsal(a):
> > On Tue, 2007-03-06 at 13:23 +0100, Adam Tkac wrote:
> >   
> >> Mark McLoughlin napsal(a):
> >>     
> >>> 	vino and krfb have different goals and UIs that are designed to be well
> >>> integrated into their respective environments. I don't think merging the
> >>> two makes any more sense than e.g. merging evolution and kmail because
> >>> they both talk the SMTP protocol.
> >>>   
> >>>       
> >> I don't think that integrating to specified environment is useful in 
> >> this case. In my opinion kde & gnome use same xserver with same policies 
> >> so vino and krfb (and x11vnc) is more about xserver than about specific 
> >> UIs. This is main argument why could be these programs merged to one. It 
> >> is very easy write simple GUI with two buttons - "start remote desktop" 
> >> and "stop remote desktop" - which could works under gnome and kde and 
> >> other window managers.
> >>     
> >
> > How is it not important that they are properly integrated into the
> > desktop? Your proposal sounds very simple and ugly compared to the slick
> > integration of e.g. vino.
> >
> >   
> I don't said that integration is unimportant. I said that both of krfb 
> and vino is much more about xserver than about window manager. Only one 
> think could be integrated with specified window manager - button "start 
> remote desktop" and "stop remote desktop". 

That's not good enough. Vino is not only a vnc server, but also tightly
integrated with the desktop. I can tell somebody over the phone 'Go to
Preferences - Remote Desktop, enable it, enter a password, show
notifications, allow shared control etc' rather than 'Alt+F2, gnome-
-terminal, edit some files to setup your password then open an
application to click start remote desktop.' My non-tech sister was able
to handle the 1st option.

As Mark and others said, a common library between vino and krfb on
freedesktop.org is the way if you want to reduce the code qty. Maybe it
can also be used by clients like tsclient. 

-- 
Marius Andreiana
http://marius.andreiana.googlepages.com


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