Re: Networked version of Swing (X windows style)?
- From: Nigel Wade <nmw@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2005 15:15:48 +0100
> Thanks for the pointers, I will take a look at them.
> Anyway the idea was to avoid having to install VNC, X11 or any other
> product, as they have their own drawbacks. For example VNC transfers
> bitmaps instead of GUI primitives, which makes it much slower.
If you don't install X11 on a UNIX/Linux system, what graphical display do
you intend to use? Or, are you proposing to write graphics drivers for each
UNIX/Linux/graphics card? That would be fun.
> The proposed approach has several advantages:
> - Faster than VNC or, from what you say, than X11
> - Smaller and cheaper
> - Totally independent of client and server OS (that is the biggest
> The big disadvantage, of course, is that it would only be able to run
> Java Swing applications.
I think the big disadvantage is that you wouldn't even be able to run Swing
Nigel Wade, System Administrator, Space Plasma Physics Group,
University of Leicester, Leicester, LE1 7RH, UK
E-mail : nmw@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Phone : +44 (0)116 2523548, Fax : +44 (0)116 2523555
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