[openbeos] Re: openbeos Digest V8 #104

  • From: "François Revol" <revol@xxxxxxx>
  • To: openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2008 13:06:56 +0200 CEST

> "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.


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