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further autoconf'ing

dscho 20 years ago
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* LibVNCServer (C) 2001 Johannes E. Schindelin <>
is based on
* Original OSXvnc (C) 2001 Dan McGuirk <>,
which in turn is based on
* Original Xvnc (C) 1999 AT&T Laboratories Cambridge.
Lots of improvements of this library are thanks to
* TightVNC (C) 2000-2003 Const Kaplinsky
The ZRLE compression scheme is from
* RealVNC (James "Wez" Weatherall, who helped also with regions)
The good folks from
* KRFB (I think it was Tim Jansen)
helped also a lot (some *big* bugs!).
Karl Runge provided an x11vnc, which is a much, much improved version of my
original proof-of-concept. It really deserves to replace the old version,
as it is a state-of-the-art, fast and usable program by now!
Occasional important patches were sent by (in order I found the names in my
archives and please don't beat me, if I forgot you, but just send me an
email!): Akira Hatakeyama, Karl J. Runge, Justin "Zippy" Dearing,
Oliver Mihatsch, Greg Sternberg, Werner Hofer, Giampiero Giancipoli,
Glenn Mabutt, Paul Kreiner.
Probably I forgot quite a few people sending a patch here and there, which
really made a difference. Without those, some obscure bugs still would
be unfound.
A hearty unthanks goes to Michael and Erick, who provided me with nothing
but hollow words. Finally I got that configure and install working, but
it would have been so much better for them not just to complain, but also
help. As you showed me real egoism, you are the main reasons I am not
working one dot to make this library less than GPL, so that nobody ever
can make profit of my and others work without giving something back to me
and others.
Speaking of hollow words, another hearty unthanks goes to Sam, who thought
he could let me work for him, not paying me in any way.

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autoconf'ed the whole package (including optional support for zlib,
pthreads and libjpeg as well as zrle/c++)
moved appropriate files to contrib/ and examples/ respectively
fixed long standing cargs bug
fixed long standing cargs bug (Justin "Zippy" Dearing)
Even better x11vnc from Karl J. Runge! (supports different kbd layouts of
Better x11vnc from Karl J. Runge!


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Upcoming 0.5 release!
The library just got autoconf && automake support as well as a real install
x11vnc was much improved thanks to Karl Runge!
CursorPosUpdate encoding supported thanks to Const Kaplinsky!
ZRLE encoding, if you have a c++ compiler!
HTTP now optionally handles HTTP proxy functions to connect to the same
server only.
Of course, a lot of bugs fixed since last release...


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autoconf also CARD8,CARD16,...
x11vnc: clipboard, cursor
extra_bytes in rfbDrawCharWithClip.
tested mouse buttons make copy rect, but text is not marked as mod.