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Re: RFA: a lot of packages


On Sat, Jun 19, 2010 at 11:50:35PM +0300, Timo Juhani Lindfors wrote:
> Ben Armstrong <synrg@sanctuary.nslug.ns.ca> writes:
> > Although I cannot take on sole maintainership, I'm interested in the
> > survival of the best VNC server and client in Debian.  If a team can
> > be put together, I would be happy to contribute in what small ways I
> > can.
> I'm a daily user of vnc4server/xvnc4viewer 4.1.1+X4.3.0-31. Please let
> me know if you need help in testing :-)
> > What about eventual replacement by TigerVNC (http://tigervnc.org/),
> > since upstream for that fork is actually active?
> realvncserver, tightvncserver and vnc4server all seem to contain an
> embedded copy of xfree/Xorg source code. If tigerVNC's Xorg module
> actually works this sounds really promising. Any idea why it is not
> developed in the Xorg tree? Is it still because Xorg does not want
> GPL'd code?

Yes. License problems do not change over night.

> The only earlier attempt on a modular Xorg vnc module I've heard about
> is xf4vnc: http://xf4vnc.sourceforge.net/modular.html -- How does this
> compare against TigerVNC?

It compiles (with a few fixes), but I never got it working, at
least not in a compatible way to the current vnc packages.

I have not got either TigerVNC nor xf4vnc in a good enough way
for release. So I do not know.

Last try was a few (1-3 I do not remember) years ago though so
things may have changed.

Best regards,

// Ola

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