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    Phoronix: Waypipe Offers A Transparent Wayland Proxy For Running Programs Over The Network

    Waypipe is a transparent Wayland proxy and the latest of several different projects aiming to make it easy running Wayland clients over a network similar to X11's capabilities...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...-Wayland-Proxy

  • #2
    Nice. I hope it will also pipe audio from the app through.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by pracedru View Post
      Nice. I hope it will also pipe audio from the app through.
      PulseAudio is capable of doing that so it would just need to be configured to do it.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Tomin View Post

        PulseAudio is capable of doing that so it would just need to be configured to do it.
        You beat me to it.

        Now I'm wondering how pipewire is coming along these days.

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        • #5
          Is VA-API not supported in Wayland? Even ancient intel chips can do h264 in hardware, and it could greatly reduce cost of encoding video. I think there should be more options for video formats to better suit certain applications. Sometimes it might be desirable to have lossless compression, and sometimes it might be possible to get away with a lower framerate.

          I don't get why people would want to emulate least useful feature of X11 that can be done better with VNC.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by DoMiNeLa10 View Post
            I don't get why people would want to emulate least useful feature of X11 that can be done better with VNC.
            I actually prefer that feature over VNC, because of the -X flag in ssh. Sometimes all I need is just 1 program from another system, and it's pretty cool being able to run that program as though it were local.
            Also, is VNC widely supported on Wayland? Last I heard, it wasn't, but this isn't something I keep track of.

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            • #7
              First of all: VNC is a completely different thing.

              But Waypipe is a very big advantage. Now only a patch for openssh is missing, then this problem is solved :-)

              Then the only big obstacle is getting Wayland really suitable for day-to-day use without special caveats...

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              • #8
                Originally posted by DoMiNeLa10 View Post
                Is VA-API not supported in Wayland? Even ancient intel chips can do h264 in hardware, and it could greatly reduce cost of encoding video. I think there should be more options for video formats to better suit certain applications. Sometimes it might be desirable to have lossless compression, and sometimes it might be possible to get away with a lower framerate.

                I don't get why people would want to emulate least useful feature of X11 that can be done better with VNC.
                VNC doesn't generally pass through input events properly, nor does RDP. Touch and smooth scroll events come to mind.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by DoMiNeLa10 View Post
                  Is VA-API not supported in Wayland? Even ancient intel chips can do h264 in hardware, and it could greatly reduce cost of encoding video. I think there should be more options for video formats to better suit certain applications. Sometimes it might be desirable to have lossless compression, and sometimes it might be possible to get away with a lower framerate.

                  I don't get why people would want to emulate least useful feature of X11 that can be done better with VNC.
                  In its basic form (unless you need accelerated display output), VA-API does not plug into the windowing system. VA-API works with OpenGL, and you can use it with EGL as well as with GLX/DRI.

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                  • #10
                    Oh no, how should people complain about Wayland if this point is addressed now? ;-)

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