[openbeos] Re: openbeos Digest V8 #104

  • From: Stephan Assmus <superstippi@xxxxxx>
  • To: openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2008 12:33:58 +0200


Raymond C. Rodgers wrote:
> This is really good news if we're on the same page. Just to clarify, the 
> X forwarding that I'm referring to isn't just about running VNC, it would 
> be analogous to having the app_server on machine B managing and executing 
> a program and all of the user interaction occurs on machine A, and for 
> all intents and purpose the program looks as if it is running on machine 
> A. You don't get a desktop in a window like with VNC or Window's Remote 
> Desktop Connection, just the application's windows.
>  I sincerely hope that we are on the same page. :)

The feature is certainly very cool. I can even imaging a solution to the 
BBitmap shared memory problem. It's more a matter of what happens when you 
call DrawBitmap(). The BBitmap memory doesn't *have* to be shared with the 
app_server instance that draws it. On a local machine that is quicker of 
course, but it doesn't have to be that way, so apps would work unmodified.

It's a matter of the implementation of the link protocol. I don't think 
making a networked version of it is a huge technical challenge. There may 
or may not be invidual problems with running applications remotely, but we 
cross that bridge when we get there I suppose. Most likely not until after 
R1 though.

Anyways, we are certainly on the same page as to whether or not this is 
cool. :-)

Best regards,

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