Solaris 10 What's New

X11 Windowing Enhancements

The following X11 windowing features and enhancements have been added to the Solaris 10 5/08 release.

Xvnc Server and Vncviewer Client

VNC provides a remote desktop session over the Remote Frame Buffer (RFB) protocol. RFB clients, better known as VNC viewers, are available for most platforms, in both open-source and commercial releases.

The Solaris 10 5/08 release now includes Xvnc. Xvnc is an X server that is based on the open-source releases from the RealVNC project and X.Org Foundation. Xvnc is displayed to an RFB protocol client over the network without requiring an existing X server session display on the local video hardware. This release also includes RealVNC's vncviewer RFB client to connect to remote VNC servers, and several associated programs for managing these servers.

For more information, see System Administration Guide: Virtualization Using the Solaris Operating System. See also the Xvnc(1) and vncviewer(1) man pages.