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VNC viewer for GNOME released

Mar 10, 1999, 21:03 (7 Talkback[s])

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James Henstridge writes:

I have got a mostly working VNC (virtual network computing) viewer for GNOME. It currently supports enough of the VNC protocol to be useful (all pixel encodings except hextile).

The authentication code in the package is a modified version of the DES code in samba (ie. it is not a full implementation, and is only useful for hashing passwords for authentication), so make up your own mind about whether it is legal in your country.

It currently doesn't support clipboard transfers and hextile encoding, but does allow you to set the display to a bit depth not matching your visual and make it display correctly (eg displaying 16bit from a 16bit connection to a 24bit visual), so you can reduce the bandwidth usage of the viewer without going all the way down to 8bit.

You can get gnome-vnc-viewer from ftp://ftp.daa.com.au/pub/james/gnome/gnome-vnc-0.1.tar.gz

James Henstridge.

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