[haiku-appserver] Re: Backbuffer access

  • From: "DarkWyrm" <bpmagic@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku-appserver@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 24 Oct 2004 13:53:51 -0400 EDT

> Okay, that's nice.  As for the actual protocol, I'm not sure how they 
> differ, but IIRC, RDP uses "glyphs" to achieve a higher 
> throughoutput.
> 
> Would it be possible to create a proxy that sent the app_server 
> commands _themselves_ over the network to another computer sitting 
> there with its own app_server and then doing the drawing?  For bitmap 
> data it'll be the same as a VNC-style program, but for drawing 
> strings, 
> stroking lines, fills and such, it would be a _lot_ faster.  What 
> would 
> be neded, of course, is to have app_server running in a window on a 
> BeOS/X/Win32 system.  I'm not sure how flexible app_server is in this 
> regard, but would it be possible to write an accellerant that drew on 
> an SDL surface?  Because in that case, we'd have a highly viable 
> cross-
> platform solution.
That's exactly what I had in mind.

> I hope I'm not annoying you guys too much. I appreciate the work you 
> do, and I don't understand all of it, so my suggestions might be a 
> bit 
> off.
Nah. Annoying people is my job. :^)

--DW

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