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= Replace RealVNC by TightVNC =
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= Replace RealVNC by TigerVNC =
 
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== Summary ==
 
== Summary ==
There was no update from RealVNC upstream since May 18 2006 and upstream is focused on their enterprise non-open vnc. Trunk TightVNC is RealVNC fork with many improvements/bugfixes so it makes sense using it. Main problem is current Fedora vnc has also many changes so sources have to be merged together.
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Make TigerVNC the default VNC client in Fedora.
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There was no update from RealVNC upstream since May 18 2006 and upstream is focused on their enterprise non-open vnc. Trunk TigerVNC is RealVNC fork with many improvements/bugfixes so it makes sense to use it. Main problem is that current Fedora vnc has also many changes so patches have to be merged.
  
 
== Owner ==
 
== Owner ==
* Name: AdamTkac
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* Name: [[AdamTkac| Adam Tkac]]
  
 
== Current status ==
 
== Current status ==
* Targeted release: Fedora 10
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* Targeted release: Fedora 11
* Last updated: 2008-07-07
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* Last updated: 2009-03-03
* Percentage of completion: 50%
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* Percentage of completion: 100%
  
 
== Detailed Description ==
 
== Detailed Description ==
TightVNC has successfully implemented "Tight" protocol enhancements which save bandwidth and are generally better than the original RealVNC's RFB 3.8 protocol. On the other hand Fedora vnc has by far a much better server (Xvnc) which is based on X 1.5 and supports more extensions and goes hand to hand with upstream X development. Fedora changes have to be carefully merged to TightVNC upstream and then we will use it as default Fedora vnc system.
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TigerVNC has successfully implemented "Tight" protocol enhancements which save bandwidth and are generally better than the original RealVNC's RFB 3.8 protocol. On the other hand Fedora vnc has by far a much better server (Xvnc) which is based on X 1.6 and supports more extensions. Fedora changes have to be carefully merged to TigerVNC upstream and then we will use it as default Fedora vnc system.
  
 
== Benefit to Fedora ==
 
== Benefit to Fedora ==
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== Scope ==
 
== Scope ==
Requires merging Fedora patches to upstream
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Merge Fedora changes to upstream and make TigerVNC ready for Fedora
  
 
== Test Plan ==
 
== Test Plan ==
* Push TightVNC based vnc to rawhide as soon as possible and users will test it
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* Check that libvnc.so module to Xorg works fine
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* Check that vnc installation works as expected
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* Check that viewer works fine when you connect to Xvnc and to different servers (vino)
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* Check that Xvnc works with other viewers (vinagre)
  
 
== User Experience ==
 
== User Experience ==
 
* Better encodings save bandwidth and processor time
 
* Better encodings save bandwidth and processor time
* Improved keyboard handling when server and viewer uses different keyboards
 
 
* Viewer internationalization
 
* Viewer internationalization
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* IPv6 support in viewer
  
 
== Dependencies ==
 
== Dependencies ==
Anaconda has to use tightvnc package instead vnc
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Anaconda has to use tigervnc package instead vnc
  
 
== Contingency Plan ==
 
== Contingency Plan ==
Use Fedora 9 codebase
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* Use Fedora 10 codebase
  
 
== Documentation ==
 
== Documentation ==
None needed
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* http://www.tigervnc.com/
  
 
== Release Notes ==
 
== Release Notes ==
Not needed
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* TigerVNC is used as default VNC project. Package names were changed to tigervnc, tigervnc-server and tigervnc-server-module. Binary names are same as in previous version, libvnc.so module has been moved to tigervnc-server-module subpackage. Otherwise there should be no difference
  
 
== Comments and Discussion ==
 
== Comments and Discussion ==
  
See [[Talk:Features/TightVNC]]
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See [[Talk:Features/TigerVNC]]
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== Use Cases ==
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'''Gnome menu item:'''
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* Applications -> Internet -> VNC Viewer is present and has correct icons
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'''Regression use cases:'''
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* F11 tigerVNC client <--> F11 tigerVNC server
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* F11 tigerVNC client <--> other VNC server (vino)
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* generic VNC client (vinagre) <--> F11 tigerVNC server
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* F11 tigerVNC client username/pw dialog
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'''tigerVNC extensions (both client and server are tigerVNC):'''
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* optional JPEG compression
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* Automatic SSH tunneling on Unix
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'''Misc:'''
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* vncconfig runs; clipboard support
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* ipv6 support using client
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* libvnc.so is used by Xorg server
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* presents clipboard/primary selection options to viewers
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* anaconda uses tigervnc server for vnc installation
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* encoding and color level selection (list options tested)
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* view only (client)
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* shared (client)
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* full-screen mode (client)
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* basic RandR support in Xvnc (resize)
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'''Internationalization (list all i18n's used):'''
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* $ LANG=de_DE /usr/bin/vncviewer (where LANG= depends upon users)
  
  
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[[Category:FeatureAcceptedF11]]

Latest revision as of 17:36, 17 April 2009

Contents

[edit] Replace RealVNC by TigerVNC

[edit] Summary

Make TigerVNC the default VNC client in Fedora.

There was no update from RealVNC upstream since May 18 2006 and upstream is focused on their enterprise non-open vnc. Trunk TigerVNC is RealVNC fork with many improvements/bugfixes so it makes sense to use it. Main problem is that current Fedora vnc has also many changes so patches have to be merged.

[edit] Owner

[edit] Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 11
  • Last updated: 2009-03-03
  • Percentage of completion: 100%

[edit] Detailed Description

TigerVNC has successfully implemented "Tight" protocol enhancements which save bandwidth and are generally better than the original RealVNC's RFB 3.8 protocol. On the other hand Fedora vnc has by far a much better server (Xvnc) which is based on X 1.6 and supports more extensions. Fedora changes have to be carefully merged to TigerVNC upstream and then we will use it as default Fedora vnc system.

[edit] Benefit to Fedora

vnc will have more features and will get benefit from upstream development instead of the current one man show in Fedora CVS. Overall quality should be better.

[edit] Scope

Merge Fedora changes to upstream and make TigerVNC ready for Fedora

[edit] Test Plan

  • Check that libvnc.so module to Xorg works fine
  • Check that vnc installation works as expected
  • Check that viewer works fine when you connect to Xvnc and to different servers (vino)
  • Check that Xvnc works with other viewers (vinagre)

[edit] User Experience

  • Better encodings save bandwidth and processor time
  • Viewer internationalization
  • IPv6 support in viewer

[edit] Dependencies

Anaconda has to use tigervnc package instead vnc

[edit] Contingency Plan

  • Use Fedora 10 codebase

[edit] Documentation

[edit] Release Notes

  • TigerVNC is used as default VNC project. Package names were changed to tigervnc, tigervnc-server and tigervnc-server-module. Binary names are same as in previous version, libvnc.so module has been moved to tigervnc-server-module subpackage. Otherwise there should be no difference

[edit] Comments and Discussion

See Talk:Features/TigerVNC

[edit] Use Cases

Gnome menu item:

  • Applications -> Internet -> VNC Viewer is present and has correct icons

Regression use cases:

  • F11 tigerVNC client <--> F11 tigerVNC server
  • F11 tigerVNC client <--> other VNC server (vino)
  • generic VNC client (vinagre) <--> F11 tigerVNC server
  • F11 tigerVNC client username/pw dialog

tigerVNC extensions (both client and server are tigerVNC):

  • optional JPEG compression
  • Automatic SSH tunneling on Unix

Misc:

  • vncconfig runs; clipboard support
  • ipv6 support using client
  • libvnc.so is used by Xorg server
  • presents clipboard/primary selection options to viewers
  • anaconda uses tigervnc server for vnc installation
  • encoding and color level selection (list options tested)
  • view only (client)
  • shared (client)
  • full-screen mode (client)
  • basic RandR support in Xvnc (resize)

Internationalization (list all i18n's used):

  • $ LANG=de_DE /usr/bin/vncviewer (where LANG= depends upon users)