Roadmap 2019

John J. Karcher devuser at
Fri Dec 28 02:30:37 CET 2018

On 12/27/18 11:11 AM, Norman Feske wrote:
> Hi John,


>> I was thinking along the lines of a VNC server.  (I was able to port the
>> "libvncserver" library without any code changes, but since I'm still
>> working on the application half, I don't know how well it works yet.)
> That's great to know! The integration of VNC is not on our radar yet.
> But I can see how nicely it would complement the scenario. If the VNC
> server provides a framebuffer and input service, we could easily combine
> it with a dedicated instance of nitpicker+wm - each of those hosted as
> subsystems within Sculpt's runtime. Then arbitrary interactive
> applications could be routed to this GUI stack and thereby become
> remotely accessible. That would rock! :-)

I hadn't thought of that angle, but that would be powerful!

The library does most of the hard work, so all the custom code has to do 
is provide a framebuffer and handle input events.

For the initial iteration, I am trying to attach to the main 
framebuffer, but once that is working, it should be trivial to set it up 
as you describe.


   John J. Karcher
   devuser at

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