[clug] X on windows

Antti.Roppola at brs.gov.au Antti.Roppola at brs.gov.au
Mon Jan 17 05:07:52 GMT 2005

I experimented with X under Cygwin and it seems to work OK once set up.
Unfortunately I ran into some problems with colour mapping with a couple
of essential (proprietary) applications, OSS stuff seemed to work OK though.

We use Hummingbird Exceed in production, but it costs more than Xwin32. The
older version of Exceed used to leak memory, so far v10 seems much better behaved.

Why not export the directiry as a network drive? Or ise iXplorer? http://www.i-tree.org/gpl/ixplorer.htm


-----Original Message-----
From: Michael James [mailto:clug at james.st] 
Sent: Monday, 17 January 2005 1:52 PM
To: linux at samba.org
Subject: [clug] X on windows

What is the best way for naive users
 to run remote X apps on a windows box?

Installation:	has got to be download-the-exe-and-just-say-yes.
Use:			ssh to Linux box and arrive with DISPLAY set. (or VNC in)
Bonus points:	Good cut-n-paste, and windows explorer like SCP support.

My impressions so far:

	Terminal has limited cut-n-paste.
	Scripts to start X enabled terminal seemed flakey.
	X will happily start twice and then not work.
	No drag and drop SCP  window.
	Couldn't get the install down to just-say-yes

Xwin32?	Costs $132, is it worth the money?

VNC?	 Sounds good, worth experimenting.

Other?	Got any other suggestions?

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