GDI based X-server available

Suhaib Siddiqi
Thu Jan 20 04:45:00 GMT 2000

> >> A first version of my GDI based X server is available for those
> >> who are interested. It is basically a merge of a
> Windows port of
> >> Xvnc and Vncviewer for Windows with the rfb layer
> removed. It works
> >> fine with Imagemagick and many other programs but  it
> will crash on
> >> a few tests of x11perf . Options are currently ignored: it is
> >> "hardcoded" for 800x600x16. You only need the
> executable and the
> >> default set of fonts. I have no website (yet) but I
> will email the
> >> executable on request.
> >Sounds cool. Perhaps the server can be put up next to the Cygwin
> >ones? Is this compiled with Cygwin, or some other
> compiler? Also are
> >you planning on putting the source code patches up for
> others to use
> >and help development with?
> The server is compiled, as a project, with Visual C++
> because I don't
> know how to compile programs that use the WIN32 API with Cygwin.
> I planned to make the source code available, but first I want to
> remove lots of unused code and rearrange some other parts.

Unfortunately, I think VNC canot be put on the same server as as
The VNC code is owned by AT&T, though available free of cost but it
does puts a lot of restrictions.  Therefore you do not see VNC code
being redistributed by Linux vendors and at other public domain

Beside the lasted version of VNC binaries available from AT&T are
native WIN32 port of VNC and XVNC, so what is advantage of having
yours MSVC and Cygwin compiled binaries?


> Hans

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