Remote apps idea (without changing the underlying concept)

Justin Lee justinlee5455 at
Sat Nov 6 02:03:36 PDT 2010

2010/11/6 Kristian Høgsberg <krh at>:
> On Fri, Nov 5, 2010 at 3:16 PM, Martin Sivak <mars at> wrote:
> Yeah, that's the general idea.  RDP Seamless in particular lets your
> forward individual windows as far as I know.  You could do it as a
> separate "network compositor" or you could build it into the regular
> desktop compositor, which would let you select an existing window and
> forward it over rdp.

microsoft's Remote Desktop Protocol performs Bitmap Caching
while forwarding desktop. Which reduces network traffic and speeds up
the transfer a lot over a slow connection. Wayland may benefit by this
kind of optimizations if it adopts RDP. (don't know if X protocol has
such kind of caching)

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