[Standards-JIG] screen sharing & remote control

Chris Mullins chris.mullins at coversant.net
Fri Oct 13 00:51:31 UTC 2006

That is a very interesting idea. 

You very quickly get out of whiteboard space, and almost instantly into
WebEx space. You could hold product demonstrations here, using Psi to
coordinate a number of people watching a particular VNC session. Add in
Voice and Video, and it's a compelling product. Add in a nice web site,
and quick / easy signup and things really get moving. 

Mapping it on top of MUC would give you some interesting features:
- Voice (who can use the mouse/keyboard, versus being a passive
- Subscription Management (password, invite only, etc)
- Session Discovery 

I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around it, to be honest. 
Chris Mullins

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Subject: [Standards-JIG] screen sharing & remote control

A user on the Psi forums recently brought up the idea of integrating
Psi with VNC.  VNC [1] for those who are not aware, is an method of
sharing and/or remotely controlling a computer display.  I'm just
playing with the idea in my head, and I'm wondering if anyone has
thought any further on this before?

Would Jingle be used to negotiate a session?

I'll ask this of Chris: should such a protocol be mapped to MUC?  :)

I actually think this would apply.  It's very similar to shared XML
editing / whiteboarding in that respect.  Of course this is much
different in that there is no XML involved in the actual data, it's
all framebuffers and pixel maps.

Just something worth thinking about perhaps.

[1]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VNC

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