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The way to Wayland: Preparing for life After X

The way to Wayland: Preparing for life After X

Posted Nov 22, 2010 15:42 UTC (Mon) by nye (guest, #51576)
In reply to: The way to Wayland: Preparing for life After X by rwmj
Parent article: The way to Wayland: Preparing for life After X

>Now you put it like that, it almost seems worthwhile to completely install and run a *desktop* on all my servers.

This seems like such a complete non-sequitur. What are you talking about?


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The way to Wayland: Preparing for life After X

Posted Nov 23, 2010 3:06 UTC (Tue) by dlang (subscriber, #313) [Link]

everyone keeps talking about how VNC is the solution for network transparancy, but VNC requires that you have the entire desktop installed on the system you are accessing.

The way to Wayland: Preparing for life After X

Posted Nov 23, 2010 8:11 UTC (Tue) by paulj (subscriber, #341) [Link]

isn't that already the case with modern GNOME apps anyway? E.g. a lot of them depend on things like DBus session services - which isn't X11 aware (though it could be) AFAIK and thus it requires running a desktop on the remote system.

The way to Wayland: Preparing for life After X

Posted Nov 23, 2010 11:29 UTC (Tue) by nye (guest, #51576) [Link]

>everyone keeps talking about how VNC is the solution for network transparancy,

Not really. It's been mentioned, but mostly people have been talking about RDP and SPICE because VNC is unlikely to ever be a good protocol for transparent remote access.

>but VNC requires that you have the entire desktop installed on the system you are accessing.

This is so silly. We're talking about software that doesn't yet exist picking a protocol for network transparency; why would anyone assume that it would directly copy implementation details of existing software that's designed for a different purpose?


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