Why is Xvnc not in XFree86 source tree?
cbeerse "at" hiscom.nl
Tue Jun 18 08:54:01 2002
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Thomas Chadwick [mailto:j_tetazoo "at" hotmail.com]
> Just wondering why the Xvnc source has not been integrated
> into the XFree86
> source tree? Is it because it is an "incomplete" X server in
> that it lacks
> the viewer piece? Come to think of it, if that's the case,
> then can't you
> somehow pair it with the vncviewer X client to make it a "complete" X
I think of several reasons:
First of all, they have not found Xvnc.
Xvnc is a replacement for XFree, the are both Xservers.
XFree is a demonstration project (at least, that's how it started) just to
give an idea of an implementation for an XServer.
If you mean that XFree comes with a lot of tools like xterm and even a
window manager like twm then that's just the distribution. You can make a
similar distribution with Xvnc.
There can also be something like a license conflict, you should not bundle 2
packages with different license types, specially if both packages are free
and easy to mix.
Xvnc is now also available as a extention to XFree:
I bet you view of a complete Xserver is to include things like a window
manager and tools like xterm. I'd call that a complete Xdistribution, not
just a Xserver.