[Lazarus] Writing a Lazarus program with its own display, RFB?

Lukasz Sokol el.es.cr at gmail.com
Tue Nov 19 10:57:52 CET 2013

On 19/11/13 09:48, Mark Morgan Lloyd wrote:
> Lukasz Sokol wrote:
>> Check out x11vnc - it can open an existing X screen and provide it
>> for vnc connection - and xinit - lets you open new X screen, with
>> or without a Window Manager.
> Noting that on unix VNC provides an X server, so if you could tell
> that to disregard the normal startup and run without a display
> manager etc. you could then draw onto it directly.

AFAIK it requires special X invocation to start it, or additional vnc server program
(or for the matter, a special build of X server, in Debian a separate package...)
started if the session exists already - x11vnc does it for you (why would a program like Vino 
have to exist if this is achievable with just X ?)

Additionally x11vnc / vnc X server deals with encryption so if you work it over the Internet it's 
useful (and in a local network it's not like it isn't useful either - otherwise
e.g. all the keystrokes are sent in open text)

> Another alternative would be some variant of FPGUI, wasn't somebody
> looking at that on top of the svga library?


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