[openbeos] Re: openbeos Digest V8 #104

  • From: "Stefano Ceccherini" <stefano.ceccherini@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2008 13:34:53 +0200

2008/6/26 Stephan Assmus <superstippi@xxxxxx>:
> Hi,
> 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.

BPicture already uses a different protocol to pass data, since it
can't use shared areas or tricks like that. Maybe we can reuse that
one to implement the networking version.

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