Application:SdlVNC

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sdlVNC - Version: 1.02
(8 Feb 2010)

Summary

A native VNC client for webOS. Can remote into a VNC server displaying as a native card.

Screenshot is showing the following:
sdlVNC connected to local Xtightvncserver running from Chroot Debian
icewm window manager is running along with Firefox all from within the Pre itself.

Credits

Zonyl - initial application and fix for libSDL_vnc.
zsoc - Various SDL support
WebOS Internals - Packaging / hosting.

Status

Initial implementation finished. Its good enough to connect to a local Xtightvncserver, from which you can run any native X11 application.

License

Licensed under the LGPL license.


Operating notes

On-screen parameter usage:

./sdlvnc

Command Line Usage:

./sdlvnc -server 127.0.0.1 -port 5901

Virtual Resolution / Panning

  • Hold down the Gesture area to pan / drag screen

Limitations

  • Virtual resolution is 2000x1080
  • Only gets hostname as a parameter (without command line)
  • VNC password authentication may not work. I only use it to connect locally without password or via ssh Tunnel.

Known bugs

  • Hostname input without command line is flakey if you type fast. Take is slow
  • Drag selecting text seems to crash the underlying vnc library.

Installing

Requirements

  • libSDL_vnc - also in the repository
  • Preware

Steps

Until package you need to get the code from the repo and compile yourself.

Repository

sdlVNC is housed in the applications/sdlVNC git repository at http://git.webos-internals.org/. The latest version is in binary form here: http://forums.precentral.net/showthread.php?p=2209066

For commit permission to the open source project, contact rwhitby on #webos-internals or email [support@webos-internals.org]

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