Jerome R. Westrick
jerry "at" Westrick.com
Sun May 23 13:23:00 2004
On Sun, 2004-05-23 at 13:58, Francesco wrote:
> ciao jerome io sto bene
> thanks a will try on te mailing list o UltraVNC but waht is it the
> tightvnc, kdevnc and other flavors, you mentioned?
There are a lot of diferent projects/people working on VNC.
I'm not sure I can recite the history from memory, but....
The original VNC was written by people at a company in England.
They open sourced it.
Over the years, they provided us with updates and improvements.
But slowly (over years) the project stagnated, but the idea was
and product where so good that serveral people jumped into the
Of theese split offs, there are 3 that I followed:
Now since the original developement group had stagnated,
TightVnc took over as defacto standard for a couple of years.
Then the original programmers, started a new VNC project
called RealVNC, and are now actively developing thier project
As to the flavors:
RealVnc - Both Unix and Windows, defacto standard.
TightVnc- Both Unix and Windows, used to be mostly Unix standard,
now actively improving thier windows side. These are
the people who added Better compresions to improve
UltraVNC- Windows only flavor. Actively pussing the VNC in to
the windows arena. They built special drivers for win
machines to improve perfomance, and added many windows
To the best of my knowledge, NO vnc version for unix allows file
transfers, so I assume you have windows on both sides. If both are
XP then the question arrises. why not use the WIndows Remote Desktop
it is faster than VNC and allows you the share entire drives, and
printers remotetly. But if have your reason for using VNC then
Ultra is definatetly was the was to go for windows, But...
***Some one please correct me if I'm wrong***
RealVnc is has/was/is impelmenting the UltraDrivers into the
Hope this helps....