Implementing RandR

George Wright gwright at
Wed Sep 17 06:32:35 PDT 2008

On Wednesday 17 September 2008 09:06:52 Rémi Cardona wrote:
> I'd be interested in doing the same thing for Xmetisse, which is based
> on the old Xvnc code. Do you have a git tree somewhere with your patches?

Unfortunately not yet. I don't think my work is currently in a 'release-ready' 
state, even for development. I'm currently working against the Xvnc 
1.5-xserver branch, which is rebased to current Xorg 7.4 release candidate 
(and so I'm using Xserver version 1.5.0 snapshot).

> I was also actually planning on adding RandR support to Xvfb for Gentoo
> as an easier project to start with.

I started out by finding that someone had already implemented RandR in an 
earlier version of Xvnc then I forward ported it to the current branch. I've 
now implemented an RFB extension protocol that allows the client to request a 
resolution change on the fly, which seems to work fine but results in the 
problem I originally posted about in this thread.

The patch for Xvnc 4 is available from



George Wright,
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