Stable VNC Server for Mac OS 9.x?

Richard Schletty rschletty "at" schletty.com
Thu, 28 Jun 2001 07:05:21 +0000


I could not reproduce the oscillation and quick release with
vncPatches68k-a5nostagger.

Richard Schletty
Schletty Graphics
Design & illustration for print & web publishing.
Desktop publishing support. Network administration.
Saint Paul, Minnesota
rschletty "at" schletty.com  http://www.schletty.com
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> From: Richard Schletty <rschletty "at" schletty.com>
> Reply-To: vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com
> Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2001 00:50:05 -0500
> To: <vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com>
> Subject: Re: Stable VNC Server for Mac OS 9.x?
> 
> Prior to the oddball mouse-down behavior, I had a few abortive sessions from
> my office G4 (running ChromiVNC Server FAT with vncPatches68k-a5nobuffer) to
> my home G3 (running ChromiVNC Server FAT with vncPatches68k-a5adaptive).
> Could an aborted session leave some residue that could cause this behavior?
> 
> The mouse-down quick release behavior happened in Illustrator 8.0.1 when I
> was camping on a Cancel button in a Save dialog. As I held down the button,
> the cursor started shaking back and forth (moving maybe 4 to 7 pixels left
> to right). It did the same thing on two subsequent mouse-down-holds. Then,
> after that, it did the quick release thing every time I tried to camp on a
> Save or Cancel button. About a half hour later my son called me from home
> and asked why he couldn't get the mouse clicks to hold as he was using the
> Pen Tool in -- you guessed it -- Illustrator 8.0.1. Could just be a stupid
> coincidence or could be an Illustrator thingy. Go figure. With both the G3
> and the G4, quitting ChromiVNC Server FAT 3.4.0a5 did the trick -- without
> rebooting.
> 
> O.K. Just reproduced the behavior in Outlook Express. Not just an
> Illustrator thingy. I camped on the Add Attachments button. As I held the
> mouse down, the cursor slowly started to oscillate back and forth a few
> pixels, then picked up speed and distance of oscillation, until it finally
> did a release after about 8 seconds. All subsequent mouse-down-holds do the
> immediate release -- until ChromiVNC Server FAT is quit. Does the same thing
> with Contextual Menus in OE.
> 
> Interestingly enough, I can reproduce the behavior in the Finder with a
> window's maximize, window shade and close boxes. But when I camp on any icon
> in the Finder, it simply moves to the left about 4 or 5 pixels and stays
> put. No mouse release.
> 
> 
> Richard Schletty
> Schletty Graphics
> Design & illustration for print & web publishing.
> Desktop publishing support. Network administration.
> Saint Paul, Minnesota
> rschletty "at" schletty.com  http://www.schletty.com
> Vox 651-222-2526
> Fax 651-227-1492
> 
>> From: Jonathan Morton <chromi "at" cyberspace.org>
>> Reply-To: vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com
>> Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2001 04:31:19 +0100
>> To: vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com
>> Subject: Re: Stable VNC Server for Mac OS 9.x?
>> 
>>> I forgot to mention that the mouse-down release problem described below goes
>>> away as soon as I quit ChromiVNC Server FAT. No need to reboot.  - RCS
>> 
>> How about when you disconnect the client?  The server shouldn't be
>> doing anything with the mouse when there isn't any client connected.
>> It also shouldn't do anything to it when no mouse events are coming
>> from the client, but the client connected/disconnected case is
>> important to narrow down the issue.
>> 
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