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RealVNC Introduces VNC Wayland Developer Preview

Wayland

Published on 09 July 2014 10:00 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Wayland
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For nearly one year we've known about RealVNC being interested in Wayland support for their commercial VNC products and last year they proposed a remote access protocol for Wayland. Today, RealVNC has put out a developer preview of its VNC software for Wayland.

Available now is a free developer preview of VNC Wayland that allows their flagship VNC product to have the VNC server running in a Wayland environment for remote desktop capabilities using the Weston reference compositor. Like RealVNC's other high-end VNC offerings, it will ultimately become a commercial product (though the basic version is free), but the developer preview is free for helping out the Wayland development community and hopefully yielding feedback and testing. This current RealVNC x86/x86_64 Linux snapshot depends upon the latest Wayland/Weston Git code and RealVNC will be re-basing against future Git revisions. The VNC Server for Wayland can run in user-mode or virtual-mode.

In terms of why RealVNC has been quick to play with Wayland, Andrew Wedgbury of the company says, "our software supports a wide range of platforms and technologies, and we see Wayland as an important emerging technology. We rely on the screen-share module in Weston to support remote access to existing Weston desktops, and we want to encourage the developers of other Wayland compositors and desktop environments to implement compatible mechanisms to allow remote access (not just to support VNC, but any remote access system)."

The RealVNC Wayland version can be downloaded from this new product page while more information is available via this mailing list post written this morning by Wedgbury.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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