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Rob Kendrick:

using X gets you excellent acceleration...

That could be useful, although the framebuffer interface in Linux is becoming more capable in that respect, I just haven't taken advantage of it yet.

... better portability

At the moment, ROLF will run on anything Linux will run on, which covers most hardware. Do I want to run it on Windows? Nah!

... network transparency

I don't see that as a big advantage - how many new users is ROLF likely to gain from being able to use that facility? I can't remember the last time I ran applications on a client that was on a different machine to the one I was sitting at, other than when I was stuck with an X server in the early nineties.

It would be a minor change to add VNC support to the server, and allow remote access.

I think the advantage of having a single directory tree for all applications outweighs this, anyway.

... and a wealth of existing software work for free

but they wouldn't play nice with ROLF, when I want a consistent interface.

 is a RISC OS UserStoppers on 10/10/08 4:48PM
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