Remote apps idea (without changing the underlying concept)

Justin Lee justinlee5455 at
Sat Nov 6 02:36:22 PDT 2010

2010/11/6 Roman Evstifeev <someuniquename at>:
> 2010/11/6 Justin Lee <justinlee5455 at>:
>> 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)
> "Microsoft offers a patent license for the RDP protocol set."
> I have a feeling, that once wayland hit mobile market (or something in
> microsoft's interest) those patents will join the threat pool.
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sounds bad
we should find other comparable solutions and don't even give MS a chance

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