> "Ryan Leavengood" <leavengood@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > > > You don't get a desktop in a window like with VNC or Window's > > > Remote > > > Desktop Connection, just the application's windows. > > I am not a big fan of VNC myself (always feels a bit slow), but I > > have > > always been pretty impressed with the Windows RDP stuff. In general > > I > > am anti-Microsoft, but in this case they did a good job. If we > > could > > borrow some of the ideas for that, it would be cool. Also as far as > > I > > know it is possible to run RDP applications in an application > > window. > > Instead of implementing our own remote desktop solution, I would like > very much to implement RDP for our app_server instead. But I haven't > really looked at it yet, so I don't know if it's feasible at all. Note much of RDP performance is due to font caching that is done client side, as I recall from my attempt at porting rdesktop. It sends glyphs and then uses IDs to them. However I do'nt think it can use that with AA enabled, it would then just use vnc-like rects, so Vista might be much slower with it, though I didn't try much, Vista certainly aint touch my hard drives. I think optimized vnc might be quite usable, and there are some versions now that have support for tunnelling stuff. For a custom set up one could already use the ESoundSink node I wrote to send audio to a linux box, with ssh tunnelling both esd and vnc. François.