28 Jul 2000 const   » (Master)

Worked on the VNC compression project. Finished with the draft version of new encoding. Need to say that the proposed compression scheme is somewhat too flexible: anything can fit in such encoding (including uncompressed data, hextile-encoded data or even uncompressed data expanded with some garbage :-) It's something like meta-encoding. But it's still too far from the final version. And I'm still not able to compare performance as far as it's not implemented...

While designing this encoding, I've tried to make VNC server do most complex work, so the client modifications will be relatively simple, but the server part can be complex enough. I'm afraid that the amount of time for developing this project will be not enough to do everything ideally, so I'll have to cut my huge ambitions and develop something that is easier to implement... And I'll continue the work after finishing the request at the Cosource.com...

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