[conspire] VNC through a secure channel

Ruben Safir ruben at mrbrklyn.com
Sun Aug 24 21:57:24 PDT 2008

On Sun, Aug 24, 2008 at 09:18:04PM -0700, Don Marti wrote:
> begin Ruben I Safir quotation of Sun, Aug 24, 2008 at 09:30:10PM -0400:
> > to run the gtk+ and C++ progeram remotely....
> Unless you're doing something that has to be really,
> really fast, at this point you can do it all in the
> browser.  And things are only going more that way...
>   http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20080822-firefox-to-get-massive-javascript-performance-boost.html
No doubt, but I desagree that this should be done.  I want to right a real application, not an AJAX Javascript
ram everything through apache with fiddlestix thing. 

First, this is only the first phase of this application which I hope
will fund more aspects to it.

Secondly, all those fiddlestix aren't GNU Complient, or built on
universal standards.  The google stuff is actually multiple applications
written in parallel for multiple clients, and frankly I HATE THE

In healthcare the applications have been running out of the browser for
years, and I hate them all.

X is perfectly capable of projecting itself across the net, with and
without VNC, the issue is only bandwidth and security.  And that is what  
I'm looking for expertise in.

> > There won't be X on the clients.  A retail shop will just wonder by, say
> > - oh that is what I need to start my shop, open their credit card for
> > monthly billing, and have a complete Pharmacy operation in 10 seconds,
> > along with third party billing information and ability...along with
> > a lot of other goodies.
> > 
> > No mess.  no contracts.  Quick and easy buying decision.  
> And if you require customers to install VNC, there
> goes quick and easy.

They don't have to install VNC.  X11 runs through the browser through a
Java Applet.  Eventually you hope for people to upgrade and then you can
sell appliances.

Overall, this is software as a service like google docs, but without the
browser based restrictions.


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