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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Aug 22, 2018

Add VNC Server to IBM i YUM respository

VNC Server allows to run a remote desktop on IBM i without using Terminal Server

Use Case:

With VNC Server & a lightweight WM we could run some useful tools "INSIDE" our IBM i, even from a browser (VNC-JAVA), like iACS, Firefox, xTERM...

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Sep 2, 2022

    Would nice to have in the repo on PASE:

    • xrdp

    • xvnc

    • icewm (or other win manager)

    So a client can connect to X via RDP o VNC.

  • Guest
    Sep 2, 2022

    Would be nice addition.

    But VNC requires a "display" to remote in the first place... at this point why not to just run straight Xwindow protocol.

    if one so really wishes, you can run XWindow graphical software on PASE, like xterm, and using Windows as display/workstation... I tried with some java GUI software (running on the IBMi JVM) and displaying it / using it from Windows (with a free xserver).

    I think IBM just need to port a good and light X windows manager / session broker to provide a useful desktop abstraction downloadable from yum.

    There are plenty of them on Linux/Freebsd etc.

    Then just install a xserver on Windows or Mac or where you want to login in PASE. Being ACS java, you can run even ACS from the IBMi itself ;) thus providing also a 5250 full client... you can indeed build a little thin hardware graphical terminal.


Provide VNC to run X-Window applications

Please provide graphic (X-Window) capability to IBM i again. "IBM Tools for Developers for IBM i (5799PTL)" had the function but withdrawn. (Google "ENUSP84487" for announcement letter) Use Case: - Run Java AWT in "normal" mode on IBM i. - Utilize...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 3 Future consideration