Cheap and cheerful client
quentin "at" orl.co.uk
Thu, 30 Apr 1998 09:43:51 +0000
I, like you, am not a great fan of C++, (my favourite language is Modula-3),
so Oberon is of interest.
Yes, there's no reason in theory why an Oberon viewer shouldn't be built. I
don't know enough of Oberon to know how much work it would involve, but as
long as you can read and write raw data from a socket and draw pixels on a
screen it should be possible.
If you want to try it, I would suggest starting with the Java source -
that's the simplest and cleanest.
From: John Stout <jstout "at" cusp.co.uk>
To: VNC <vnc-list "at" orl.co.uk>
Date: 30 April 1998 08:45
Subject: Cheap and cheerful client
>I don't know if this is a complete non-starter, but as someone who has a
>mental block about C++, would it be possible (allowable, whatever) to
>convert the VNC client to Oberon? The nice thing about it is that a Native
>PC Oberon system is available which fits on a very small hard disk yet
>you a complete graphical environment. Modules for TCP/IP etc are available
>although there may be a problem with network cards: I seem to remember that
>it only supports the 3COM xx09 series of cards.
>I'm very interested in building the smallest and cheapest PC possible for
>educational environment, e.g. using left over 40mb hard disks, upgraded 386
>boards, and wonder if this is a possibility.