Ideas for X improvement.

Antoine Martin antoine at
Sat May 28 09:20:28 PDT 2011

On 05/28/2011 07:22 AM, Evgeny M. Zubok wrote:
> David Jackson <djackson452 at> writes:
>> The client wouldnt have to be moved between servers at all, it could
>> be the same proxy server, the proxy server could then open up
>> connections to actual X servers and forward things to the real X
>> servers. The proxy would massage and rework data as necessary to trick
>> the X client and hide the fact it is being displayed to many X servers
>> and also keep the X servers in the dark about what is really going on
>> as well. This requires no protocol changes and no changes to the
>> clients or servers. There are already two or more codebases that this
>> has already been done on, one is something called Xmux, the other was
>> something called Xshare or something, and I am aware of a possible
>> third that was called XTV. None are actively developed at this time.
> Look also at NoMachine NX technology:
> There are free NX server implementaitions: FreeNX [1] and NeatX
> [2]. Also look at the project x2go [3].
> [1]
> [2]
> [3]
Since we are now listing server wrappers around NX, there is also
winswitch [4] and nomachine's propriatary server [5].
Winswitch handles NX as well as xpra and VNC (which were also discussed
elsewhere in this thread).


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