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Re: baracuda/vnc in f9?



On Tue, Feb 05, 2008 at 08:55:34PM +0000, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 05, 2008 at 03:49:35PM -0500, Benjamin Kreuter wrote:
> > On Tuesday 05 February 2008 14:57:01 Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> > >
> > > Well for the client side of things there's a much better VNC viewer in
> > > the form of Vinagre which is the new GNOME viewer using GTK-VNC. Unlike
> > > any vncviewer code derived from RealVNC it actually integrates with and
> > > uses modern desktop capabilities - eg, gnome-keyring, avahi discovery,
> > > bookmarking of connections.
> > >
> > 
> > There is already a program in our repositories that does that, except that it 
> > is for KDE.  Krfb will use the KDE keyring (KWallet) and can use zeroconf (or 
> > Konqueror will kind them and launch Krfb).
> > 
> > We won't stop including vncviewer in the repos, will we?  Some people may have 
> > scripts or programs that interact with it (for example, a small script for 
> > remotely helping people).
> 
> I'm not saying we should stop including vncviewer. I'm just saying that
> discussions about whether to use the original RealVNC vncviewer vs the
> Baracuda fork'd vncviewer is rather missing the point. If we want good
> quality VNC clients we should spend effort on apps which take advantage
> of the modern Linux desktop, beit GNOME or KDE. 
> 

Baracuda is (or was? :) ) focused on working standalone Xvnc server
based on X 1.5 and working libvnc.so module against 1.5 X, not on
viewer

Adam

-- 
Adam Tkac, Red Hat, Inc.


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