VNC 4.0b3 and RFB

Tristan Richardson tjr@realvnc.com
Wed Jul 30 17:53:00 2003


The new version of the protocol document is clearly marked as 3.7.  I only
put the new document on the website this afternoon, so you must have got an
old version from a web cache.  The new document fully explains 3.3 too, so
is a complete replacement for the old document.

Cheers

Tristan

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mac Cody" <Mac_A_Cody@raytheon.com>
To: "Tristan Richardson" <tjr@realvnc.com>
Cc: <vnc-list@realvnc.com>
Sent: Wednesday, July 30, 2003 5:36 PM
Subject: Re: VNC 4.0b3 and RFB


>
>
> Tristan Richardson wrote:
> > VNC 4.0b3 uses version 3.7 of the protocol, but is completely backwards
> > compatible with version 3.3.  I've put the latest protocol document on
the
> > website, accessible from the documentation page
> > http://www.realvnc.com/documentation.html
> >
> > The only official versions of the RFB protocol are 3.3 and 3.7.  Various
> > other people have abused the RFB protocol in a number of ways but these
are
> > not offical versions.  The latest version of the protocol document
explains
> > better how pseudo-encodings can be used to add extensions to the
protocol
> > without breaking compatibility.
>
> The RFB protocol document states that it is version 3.3 with revisions
> made in 1998 and 2002.  Is this document effectively version 3.7 or is
> there a formal RFB 3.7 document?  I'm trying to keep my TclRFB
> implementation current with the latest version of the protocol.  The
> concept of pseudo-encodings is something I'd like to have a better
> understanding of also.
>
> > We decided not to keep the link between protocol version number and VNC
> > version number since it caused confusion.
>
> Indeed, it is confusing, as my post hinted at.
>
> Mac
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