Debian Bug report logs - #673426
ITP: virtualgl -- Toolkit for displaying OpenGL applications to thin clients

Package: wnpp; Maintainer for wnpp is wnpp@debian.org;

Reported by: Mathieu Malaterre <malat@debian.org>

Date: Fri, 18 May 2012 16:21:05 UTC

Owned by: Vincent Cheng <vincentc1208@gmail.com>

Severity: wishlist

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Bug#673426; Package wnpp. (Fri, 18 May 2012 16:21:07 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Mathieu Malaterre <malat@debian.org>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: RFP: virtualgl -- Toolkit for displaying OpenGL applications to thin clients
Date: Fri, 18 May 2012 18:13:34 +0200
Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist


* Package name    : virtualgl
  Version         : 2.3.1
  Upstream Author : dcommander
* URL             : http://www.virtualgl.org/
* License         : LGPL-2.0
  Programming Lang: C
  Description     : Toolkit for displaying OpenGL applications to thin clients

 VirtualGL is a toolkit that allows most Unix/Linux OpenGL applications to be
 remotely displayed with hardware 3D acceleration to thin clients, regardless
 of whether the clients have 3D capabilities, and regardless of the size of the
 3D data being rendered or the speed of the network.
 .
 Using the vglrun script, the VirtualGL "faker" is loaded into an OpenGL
 application at run time.  The faker then intercepts a handful of GLX calls,
 which it reroutes to the server's X display (the "3D X Server", which
 presumably has a 3D accelerator attached.)  The GLX commands are also
 dynamically modified such that all rendering is redirected into a Pbuffer
 instead of a window.  As each frame is rendered by the application, the faker
 reads back the pixels from the 3D accelerator and sends them to the
 "2D X Server" for compositing into the appropriate X Window.
 .
 VirtualGL can be used to give hardware-accelerated 3D capabilities to VNC or
 other X proxies that either lack OpenGL support or provide it through software
 rendering.  In a LAN environment, VGL can also be used with its built-in
 high-performance image transport, which sends the rendered 3D images to a
 remote client (vglclient) for compositing on a remote X server.  VirtualGL
 also supports image transport plugins, allowing the rendered 3D images to be
 sent or captured using other mechanisms.
 .
 VirtualGL is based upon ideas presented in various academic papers on
 this topic, including "A Generic Solution for Hardware-Accelerated Remote
 Visualization" (Stegmaier, Magallon, Ertl 2002) and "A Framework for
 Interactive Hardware Accelerated Remote 3D-Visualization" (Engel, Sommer,
 Ertl 2000.)




Added indication that bug 673426 blocks 659440 Request was from Mathieu Malaterre <malat@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Fri, 18 May 2012 16:24:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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Bug#673426; Package wnpp. (Mon, 25 Mar 2013 03:21:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Vincent Cheng <vincentc1208@gmail.com>
To: 673426@bugs.debian.org
Cc: Aron Xu <happyaron.xu@gmail.com>, control@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: RFP: virtualgl -- Toolkit for displaying OpenGL applications to thin clients
Date: Sun, 24 Mar 2013 20:17:19 -0700
retitle 673426 ITP: virtualgl -- Toolkit for displaying OpenGL
applications to thin clients
submitter 673426 !
thanks

It looks like libjpeg-turbo recently made it into the NEW queue [1].
There shouldn't be anything blocking virtualgl from being uploaded
into Debian now; I'll take a stab at it once libjpeg-turbo is accepted
into Debian.

Regards,
Vincent

[1] http://ftp-master.debian.org/new/libjpeg-turbo_1.2.90-1.html



Changed Bug title to 'ITP: virtualgl -- Toolkit for displaying OpenGL' from 'RFP: virtualgl -- Toolkit for displaying OpenGL applications to thin clients' Request was from Vincent Cheng <vincentc1208@gmail.com> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Mon, 25 Mar 2013 03:21:07 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Changed Bug submitter to 'Vincent Cheng <vincentc1208@gmail.com>' from 'Mathieu Malaterre <malat@debian.org>' Request was from Vincent Cheng <vincentc1208@gmail.com> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Mon, 25 Mar 2013 03:21:08 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Owner recorded as Vincent Cheng <vincentc1208@gmail.com>. Request was from Mònica Ramírez Arceda <monica@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Thu, 28 Mar 2013 22:15:07 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Changed Bug submitter to 'Mathieu Malaterre <malat@debian.org>' from 'Vincent Cheng <vincentc1208@gmail.com>' Request was from Mònica Ramírez Arceda <monica@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Thu, 28 Mar 2013 22:15:08 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Changed Bug title to 'ITP: virtualgl -- Toolkit for displaying OpenGL applications to thin clients' from 'ITP: virtualgl -- Toolkit for displaying OpenGL' Request was from Mònica Ramírez Arceda <monica@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Thu, 28 Mar 2013 22:15:09 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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Message #27 received at 673426@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Tim Day <timday@bottlenose.demon.co.uk>
To: 673426@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Yes please
Date: Mon, 13 May 2013 23:18:29 +0100
Just a vote in favour of this one.

One the unexpected consequences (to me) of the Squeeze-to-Wheezy upgrade
of my home machine was no longer being able run Evolution in a
tightvncserver (to VNC-over-SSH into it from offsite)... because
Evolution now appears to be built on the clutter toolkit (which uses
OpenGL for rendering).

More at
http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/75621/how-to-get-evolution-to-run-in-vnc-on-debian-wheezy

So far, VirtualGL looks to be the best bet for fixing this.
Tim




Added blocking bug(s) of 673426: 602034 and 612341 Request was from Vincent Cheng <vincentc1208@gmail.com> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Sun, 19 May 2013 22:30:07 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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