[Oberon] Inron task server vs. VNC.
lab.eas at gmail.com
Tue Dec 4 00:24:16 CET 2012
> Years ago, once comfortable working with NO, I put TightVNC in the
> adjacent Debian Linux and made some use of the combination.
Let's state WHY one would want to do this: because Linux offers a much greater
set of utilities, but ETHO has superior text handling tools, so you want to
have linux's access to the outer-world plus ETHO's ability to handle the
text, both on the same screen.
> Responsiveness was poor and the screen "real estate" in Oberon was a constraint.
OK, but does this new-one give reliable simple [minimum steps] switching and how
can it improve the screen-area-utilisation?
Does it allow one of the ETHO TextFrames to be a Linux-terminal, and allow
copy-paste between that TextFrame and the other ETHO TextFrames?
> Consequently the VNC combination of Oberon and Linux wasn't distinctively
Me too, I stopped using it.
> More recently I happened to find incron in Linux and based a simple
> task server on it. It's effective and I use it frequently. In Web page
> developement for example, I edit in Oberon send the document to Debian
> by FTP. Immediately the rendered page appears.
> Documentation is here. Desktops.OpenDoc
I've never used 'a local network' and don't intend to learn.
>From your docos I can't immediately see if incron
can run on the same PC and together with Linux: ETHO-for-linux/LEO?
For me, LEO is far superior: to have linux & ETHO together on one box.
[plus LNO running in non-X:FrameBuffer to access the old N-O files]
VNC just added having a linux terminal *INSIDE* LEO, in it's own
== Chris Glur.
PS. instead of a LAN, I carried this text to links via the mouse/gpm.
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