X11 Porting Project

Marc Balmer marc at msys.ch
Thu May 2 01:33:48 PDT 2013

Am 26.04.13 18:26, schrieb Dibyayan Chakraborty:
> Hi,
> I joined this mailing list very recently . I am actually looking for
> some information regarding a project that our university would like to
> take up. Now I provide a brief introduction about the project.
> Ultimate aim of the project is to port the X11 window management system
> to a browser in completely platform independent way. More specifically
> we want to build a plugin which would enable any application which runs
> on X11 to be mapped in the web browser while the original application
> will run on some remote server. I have listed several queries and any
> replies and links to resources regarding those will be greatly appreciated.
>  1. Is this project new or are there any similar work already done
>     (apparently our initial studies suggests that there are few
>     applications like FireSSH which provide terminal based facilities
>     but nothing closer )?
>  2. Is it really possible to implement this project using the present
>     X11 protocols and windowing system ?

You should take a look a Guacamole: http://guac-dev.org/

We use it to demo software that runs on Unix in a browser at customer sites.

- mb

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