The Virtual Network Computing technology is truly great. With millions of users, it has also inspired numerous implementations and projects. The Open Source license encourages sharing of code and ideas and allows the community to make collective progress. Too many different implementations, however, diverts development efforts and the user base.
For the last six years, I have worked with the VNC community in general and the TightVNC project in particular, encouraging cooperation and unity. We have made great progress. When the TurboVNC developer and Fedora VNC maintainer joined forces almost a year ago, we believed we could take this technology to another level of success, and accelerate development. Recently, however, it has became clear that the TightVNC project cannot support this development. This is why we are now announcing the TigerVNC project. The project is based on the TightVNC /trunk source tree. Although our target audience might be slightly different compared to TightVNC, we aim to deliver a high performing, stable and generic VNC implementation. We will continue to support multiple platforms: Windows, Linux, and Java. Support for the latest generation of X.Org is already in place. Additionally, our aim to merge enhancements from the TurboVNC project, initially developed by the VirtualGL project. Cendio AB will sponsor this effort. It might seem wrong to create another VNC fork when we have unity in mind. But in practice, the TightVNC project was forked four years ago, when the /trunk source tree was created. The core TightVNC team mainly work in other branches. No release of TightVNC has been based on the /trunk source code and no real effort on merging the different branches has been done. Continuing the development of the /trunk branch as a separate project helps us making progress. For example, we can now use a Bazaar style development model. The TigerVNC implementation will be included in the upcoming Fedora 11 release and the ThinLinc 3.0.0 software. For more information about the TigerVNC project, please visit http://tigervnc.sourceforge.net/. Regards, Peter Estrand, Cendio AB On behalf of: Pierre Ossman, Cendio AB Adam Tkac, Red Hat, Inc. DRC, TurboVNC maintainer --- Peter Estrand ThinLinc Chief Developer Cendio AB http://www.cendio.com Wallenbergs gata 4 583 30 Linkvping Phone: +46-13-21 46 00 _______________________________________________ VNC-List mailing list VNC-List@realvnc.com To remove yourself from the list visit: http://www.realvnc.com/mailman/listinfo/vnc-list