Why is Xvnc not in XFree86 source tree?
j_tetazoo "at" hotmail.com
Tue Jun 18 14:46:01 2002
Hmmm. Interesting reading so far.
The reason I asked the question is because the folks over at Cygwin, which
is GPL, /have/ integrated their X server, XWin, into the Xfree86 source
>From: Alan Hourihane <alanh "at" fairlite.demon.co.uk>
>Reply-To: vnc-list "at" realvnc.com
>To: vnc-list "at" realvnc.com
>Subject: Re: Why is Xvnc not in XFree86 source tree?
>Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2002 09:01:28 +0100
>On Tue, Jun 18, 2002 at 09:53:14 +0200, "Beerse, Corni" wrote:
> > > -----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
> > > server?
> > >
> > 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
> > give an idea of an implementation for an XServer.
>A demonstration project? I'm on the Core Team at XFree86 and you've
>no idea how it started. It was very far from a demonstration project.
> > 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
> > similar distribution with Xvnc.
> > There can also be something like a license conflict, you should not
> > packages with different license types, specially if both packages are
> > and easy to mix.
>XFree86 will not import GPL code.
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