[haiku-appserver] Re: Backbuffer access

  • From: "Mikael Jansson (mailing lists)" <lists@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku-appserver@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 24 Oct 2004 20:00:11 GMT

"DarkWyrm" <bpmagic@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
>
> > 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.
> 
Great! And, that same proxy would be able to display the app server in 
a window locally, as well, right? (well, that'd be a network connection 
to 127.0.0.1 so I suppose there's not much difference.)

>
> > 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. :^)
> 
Good. :)

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Mikael Jansson
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