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Wayland and Weston 0.99.0 snapshots released

Wayland and Weston 0.99.0 snapshots released

Posted Oct 17, 2012 2:02 UTC (Wed) by set (guest, #4788)
In reply to: Wayland and Weston 0.99.0 snapshots released by shmerl
Parent article: Wayland and Weston 0.99.0 snapshots released

That on-the-fly opportunistic use of overlays looked pretty sweet.


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Wayland and Weston 0.99.0 snapshots released

Posted Oct 17, 2012 8:09 UTC (Wed) by drag (subscriber, #31333) [Link]

I have found through a couple weeks of experimenting with a remote desktop stuff on Linux at work that the best I can come up with is using TigerVNC server with UltraVNC on a Windows desktop.

Mind you this is purely as a end user. I just wanted something that worked the best with the least amount of time and effort I could put into it.. because I did not have much time at all.

The remote system was a Debian VM being set up as a XFCE desktop on a CentOS 6.2 host running on the far side of a large corporate network. I tried out NomachineX, Spice, X windows, and various VNC incarnations. Most VNC stuff pretty much sucked, but running a Xvnc/TigerVNC was impressive. In terms of low latency, visual quality, and things like 'copy-n-paste' working properly it was the best I could find and setup in my limited time.

http://www.tigervnc.org/cgi-bin/rfbproto

The RFB protocol is very simple and if Wayland can take advantage of those sorts of optimizations that TigerVNC uses when combined with per-application buffers and proper compositing on local and remote systems... then that would be probably be a huge winner.

If they can combine that with how Spice is able to detect video and compress sections of the display to a streaming codec like MJPEG, then I think that Wayland remote desktop/applications could be a thing of beauty.

Wayland and Weston 0.99.0 snapshots released

Posted Oct 17, 2012 15:02 UTC (Wed) by shmerl (guest, #65921) [Link]

Nomachine always worked better for me than any VNC.

Wayland and Weston 0.99.0 snapshots released

Posted Oct 17, 2012 17:29 UTC (Wed) by drag (subscriber, #31333) [Link]

yeah I tried nomachinex and have used it plenty times in the past. I am sure for high latency links it would be much better. But this is over a LAN and it's much less responsive and has lower visual quality then my current tigervnc/ultravnc setup.

Wayland and Weston 0.99.0 snapshots released

Posted Oct 18, 2012 12:05 UTC (Thu) by lindi (subscriber, #53135) [Link]

You should try xpra too. It's still buggy but definitely getting there.


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