Is Ultra VNC born?
Mon Dec 9 21:27:00 2002
I am mostly a Unix/Sun Solaris user but I also have a Win 2K desktop and a
Linux box at home. I was enthused to see the Ultr@VNC announcement. The
posts of the past few days, however, leave me apprehensive which I suspect
is undeserved. There are only 2 questions that the Ultr@VNC developers need
to answer to silence the controversy.
1. Is the Ultr@VNC VIEWER fully compatible with all other VNC servers (Real,
Tight, etc.) for viewing a session on any other OS including other windows
2. Is the Ultr@VNC SERVER fully compatible with all other VNC viewers for
serving a session on any other OS including other windows flavors?
Answer yes to both and that should end this somewhat tedious discussion.
Also, adding a qualifier to your web page stating that this is a WinVNC
replacement *NOT* in any way intended for Xvnc users may go a long way to
stem the confusion. I, for one, am looking forward to the announcement of
your first stable release!
> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]On
> Behalf Of Rudi De Vos
> Sent: Monday, December 09, 2002 10:12 AM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: Is Ultra VNC born?
> Don't shoot....please
> Ultravnc is a new vnc clone. We used parts from all
> available at&t clones.
> As core we used realvnc, because the developper tree is
> cleaner and functions
> are better ordered.
> Our goal is to make the win32server as fast as a unix
> vncserver. And add
> some missing (windoz) stuff like filetransfer. Most options
> make no sense on
> a unix platform. You don't need a video driver to get fast
> updates, and for
> filetransfer you can use rcp, ftp.... So NO unix server is planned.
> Compared to all other winvnc versions, the cpu stays very low
> (1/6 of normal load)
> and the speed is 5x faster .
> To optain the speed and low cpu we use ddi hooking on win9.x
> and a special
> video hook driver on w2k and xp together with a new full
> optimized polling system.
> -A unix viewer is planned after the win32<->win32 is running bugfree.
> -The viewer is being changed to be compatible with real and
> tight supporting
> the encoders of the 2 biggest vnc distributions.
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