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VNC => {was: Re: Re: HTML to BMP/JPG/PNG file}

 [1/1] from: jasonic::panix::com at: 23-Nov-2001 12:34

Hi Arnaud, hmm.. yes. Seeing what has been done with make-swf, I am wondering if VNC _might_ provide some useful means towards this idea. Check out the opensource cross-platform version of the old Macintosh magic known as 'Timbuktoo Remote': <quote> VNC stands for Virtual Network Computing. It is, in essence, a remote display system which allows you to view a computing 'desktop' environment not only on the machine where it is running, but from anywhere on the Internet and from a wide variety of machine architectures. </quote> Among the reasons I suggest VNC re:this thread, is that it uses a primitive but clever scheme, detecting changes then grabbing and relaying progressive bitmap tiles of a user's desktop or subregion. It's more than that. VNC does some very cool remote cut'n'paste tricks when going Win23-to-Win32. A funky [as in FUN] but highly viable technology grown by some pretty bright people. VNC works well and is open to adaptation. Good user/developer community, source etc.. <quote> The VNC protocol is a simple protocol for remote access to graphical user interfaces. It is based on the concept of a remote framebuffer or RFB. In the past we have tended to refer to the VNC protocol as the RFB protocol, so you may have seen this term in other publications. The protocol simply allows a server to update the framebuffer displayed on a viewer. Because it works at the framebuffer level it is potentially applicable to all operating systems, windowing systems and applications. This includes X/Unix, Windows 3.1/95/NT and Macintosh, but might also include PDAs, and indeed any device with some form of communications link. The protocol will operate over any reliable transport such as TCP/IP. This is truly a "thin-client" protocol: it has been designed to make very few requirements of the viewer. In this way, clients can run on the widest range of hardware, and the task of implementing a client is made as simple as possible. </quote> I am sure REBOLers will know where to go with this.. ./Jason ----- Original Message ----- From: "big magic dan" <[bigdan--migazone--com]> To: <[rebol-list--rebol--com]> Sent: Sunday, November 11, 2001 2:21 PM Subject: [REBOL] Re: HTML to BMP/JPG/PNG file
> On 23-Nov-01, you wrote: > > Hum.... 2 solutions i think : > > * call external command to grab screen/windows (like a paste in draw
program under win9x after Copy with PrtScrn Key) OR call SGrab on my amiga or PPaint with arexx ;-)