[Seaside] Seaside/Squeak/Linux: service with GUI as needed
renggli at gmail.com
Mon Jul 14 09:20:11 UTC 2008
> > > Is this a SSH/VNC task, or is there a better way. Some things I have
> > > read appear to suggest that one can simply use VNC to attach to the
> > > running Squeak service and a GUI instantly appears??? That seems too
> > > slick to expect it to work.
> > RemoteFrameBuffer is perfect to do that. Like this you start you image
> > headless on the server, and use a VNC client to connect to the screen
> > from anywhere. I use that on all my servers.
> Yes, me too. Do you think it would be possible to let the squeak browser
> module do a vnc connection. That could be cool for some situations where
> you just enter the https url of your admin site and connect from the
> browser image to the production image. But I don't know if the squeak
> module is able to connect on another port. Tunneling the vnc of port 80
> would be some work and would destroy the benefit.
I don't understand what you mean? What is a module?
There is a web-based application (WAScreenshot) included with Seaside
that enables accessing the GUI of a headless image through the web. It
is a bit slow (it essentially just displays a screenshot) and not very
user-friendly (mouse clicks on the screenshot are forwarded to the
If you use RemoteFrameBuffer (VNC) you are very likely tunneling
through an SSH connection anyway. I guess nobody wants to keep an
unencrypted VNC port open on their server.
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