Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 29th Aug 2017 20:29 UTC

Daniel Aleksandersen writes:

Jonas Ådahl from Red Hat has been busy adding new D-Bus APIs to libmutter. Mutter is the GNOME window manager and Wayland compositor. The two new APIs, org.gnome.Mutter.RemoteDesktop and org.gnome.Mutter.ScreenCast, expose a PipeWire stream containing the contents of the system's screens. The new APIs can create full-screen streams, or streams for individual windows. Only the former has been implemented.

These new APIs finally allows for services such as RDP and VNC servers and screen recording under Wayland. Once again, Mr. Åhdahl delivers! He has also created GNOME Remote Desktop, a new user-level systemd service daemon that is built on the new RemoteDesktop API in libmutter, plus VNC support from libvncserver. The new service can be used to connect up a remote VNC client to your local screen’s session. GNOME Remote Desktop appears to be a drop-in replacement for Vino server.

GNOME has been without its own Remote Desktop option since the switch to Wayland, and this work fills that gap.

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RE[2]: Yea!
by Troels on Wed 30th Aug 2017 09:14 UTC in reply to "RE: Yea!"
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Wayland does seem nicer overall though.

In what way? I can see developers care about the windowing system APIs, but as a user, what does it do or improve compared to X?

In the old days with weird configuration and shit i could see why it was not perfect, but these days with modern distros where most hardware just works and sets correct options out of the box, what is the real difference?

I recently resurrected an old PC to use it as a headless NAS/Plex server, and actually found X forwarding useful, which is the first time in more than a decade i had a need for that feature, but was pretty nice that it was still there and i didn't need something silly like VNC or remote desktop, just ssh -X

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