X compression techniques (was Re: VNC server based on kdrive using damage extension?)

Mike A. Harris mharris@www.linux.org.uk
Tue, 3 Feb 2004 05:16:18 -0500 (EST)

On Tue, 3 Feb 2004, Mike MacCana wrote:

>> > On Tue, 27 Jan 2004, Jaymz Julian wrote:
>> >
>> >> admittedly some of the x protocol
>> >> compression packages do make this somewhat possible,
>> >
>> > You've answered yourself here. It seems far too often people
>> > take X as is without any protocol compression. There's some
>> > brilliant stuff that's been done in the last few years, some of
>> > which make X quite fast over thin pipes - particularly MLView DXPC.
>> The people that made ml-view started a company to sell their X proxy. The
>> source to the proxy & compression libs are open source.
>>   http://www.nomachine.com/developers.php
>> It works pretty well on low bandwidth connections.
>Nifty. As well as being GPLed and more active than most of these projects
>(or VNC for that matter) there's clients for Win32 and Zaurus.
>Downloading now...would be interested if anyone's got ideas for

Look closer.  It's not all GPL.

Mike A. Harris