Re: [gtk-vnc-devel] patch to allow use with OS X Screen Sharing

On Tue, Apr 01, 2008 at 12:58:27AM -0400, Jin Choi wrote:
> Using gtk-vnc-3.4 through vinagre on Ubuntu (hardy), any attempt to 
> connect to an OS X Leopard machine with screen sharing on resulted in an 
> immediate closed connection.
> This thread gives some idea of what's going on:
> It seems AppleVNCServer advertises RFB 003.889, which would indicate 
> that it speaks RFB 3.8, but really only speaks some variant of RFB 3.3.
> I applied the following patch to gvnc.c to smash the minor version to 3 
> when presented with a minor version of 889 (similar to what appears to 
> be done to support for UltraVNC), and now vinagre can connect to the OS 
> X box.
> Sadly, the performance is much slower than tightvncviewer....

tightvncviewer probably explicitly asks for a reduced colour depth / pixel
format rather than accepting the VNC server's default settings. This can
have a noticable impact over bandwidth limited links

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