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In one shot you solve one of my biggest problems (long story...) and I only find out because I happened to read all the *comments* on a story?
How old is this project? Why doesn't it get more attention? etc
Posted Feb 14, 2012 10:09 UTC (Tue) by amtota (guest, #4012)
> Why doesn't it get more attention? Why haven't I heard about it till now? Why Why Why???
Because I spend my time trying to make it work better (coding mostly), not writing press releases? Although I should probably do a bit more of the latter..
> In one shot you solve one of my biggest problems (long story...) and I only find out because I happened to read all the *comments* on a story?
Glad it helped.
Posted Feb 14, 2012 11:34 UTC (Tue) by Cato (subscriber, #7643)
Please send announcements of new releases to LWN and Freshmeat (now Freecode) at least - that would get you a lot more visibility and not take much time.
It would also help if you mentioned on the site the key words 'remote access' and that you cover a similar problem space to NX (and to some extent VNC) - it's not clear from the xpra site that it works well over low bandwidth connections. Also useful if you mention that xpra over SSH is supported - it's given as an example but mentioning it as a feature would be good.
Posted Feb 14, 2012 14:02 UTC (Tue) by amtota (guest, #4012)
> (..) mentioned on the site the key words 'remote access'
> Also useful if you mention that xpra over SSH is supported
Both done, also added more info to the home page. Thanks!
> it's not clear from the xpra site that it works well over low bandwidth connections
It's OK, I've added some info to the site. FYI: on localhost and using mmap, it's seriously fast.
By design NX will remain king for certain applications in this department, but this advantage is quickly disappearing for the exact same reasons that work in favour of Wayland (newer apps rely on toolkits rather than the old and crufty X11 APIs)
(sorry for hijacking the thread)
Posted Feb 14, 2012 19:23 UTC (Tue) by dlang (✭ supporter ✭, #313)
and it sure would help visibility of the project.
Posted Feb 17, 2012 21:32 UTC (Fri) by wookey (subscriber, #5501)
If it's good it might even get me out of a range of terminal-based core practices which are text-based because the 'reconnectable single instance' aspect is the most important thing (irc, email).
Posted Feb 17, 2012 23:38 UTC (Fri) by khc (subscriber, #45209)
NX dead end?
Posted Feb 14, 2012 13:44 UTC (Tue) by michaeljt (subscriber, #39183)
Quite often I find that comments on LWN are as valuable as the stories themselves. (Which are excellent of course.)
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