[Lazarus] Remote application

Leonardo M. Ramé l.rame at griensu.com
Mon Oct 29 13:57:59 CET 2012

On 2012-10-29 11:54:16 +0100, Santiago A. wrote:
> Hello:
> I have an old delphi application (a small ERP) running on a customer.
> People connect using Windows Remote Desktop.
> There are plans to increase the number of remote connections a lot (due
> crisis, many employers will work only partial time from their homes). I
> think that the remote desktop solution won't scale well. Licenses can be
> expensive and RDP wastes a lot of resources Why in the hell should we
> supply a full desktop when people only need to run tiny application?.
> Due people who connect remotely don't need the full application, just a
> small subset, I was thinking about programing a reduced version in
> Lazarus as frontend of the data, and show only the GUI remotely.
> I have a couple of ideas:
> Using a remote Xwindows server (Are there good Xwindows server for win32?)
> Making a web application using ExtJs
> Any hint? New ideas? Experiences?
> -- 
> regards
> Santi
> svaa at ciberpiula.net

Hi Santiago, did you try to run the application from a remote location?,
by just publishing the database (assuming you are using a TCP database,
such as Firebird, Postgresql, SQL Server, ....) port on your router, you could connect
the client to the server remotely.

Leonardo M. Ramé

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