[ITP] VirtualGL 2.6.3

DRC dcommander@users.sourceforge.net
Tue Jun 16 03:11:10 GMT 2020

On a Windows machine running Cygwin:

- Enable and start the cygserver service (needed in order to enable the
MIT-SHM extension in Cygwin/X.)
- Install (if necessary) and start the Cygwin/X server (/usr/bin/startxwin).
- Install (if necessary) OpenSSH.
- Launch XTerm using the X applications menu.
- /usr/bin/vglconnect -s {some-Linux-host}

As to whether the VirtualGL package should depend on Cygwin/X and
OpenSSH, technically the vglconnect script and vglclient application,
despite running in a Cygwin environment, could still be used with an
external X server and SSH implementation not provided by Cygwin.  Thus,
it's my opinion that the VirtualGL package should not depend on Cygwin/X
and the Cygwin-provided OpenSSH package.  However, I am open to being
convinced otherwise, particularly if there is an established precedent.

On the Linux host:

- Install the appropriate libjpeg-turbo official binary package,
depending on your flavor of Linux.
- Install (if necessary) the X11 and OpenGL development kits (libX11,
libXext, libXtst, libGL, and libGLU.)
- Install (if necessary) CMake.
- wget
- tar xf VirtualGL-2.6.3.tar.gz
- cd VirtualGL-2.6.3
- mkdir build
- cd build
- cmake ..
- make vgltransut
- bin/vgltransut {some-BMP-or-PPM-file}

On 6/13/20 2:11 AM, Marco Atzeri via Cygwin-apps wrote:
> On 12.06.2020 22:53, DRC via Cygwin-apps wrote:
>> I intend to package the client for VirtualGL, a toolkit that adds
>> server-side GPU-accelerated OpenGL rendering capabilities to existing
>> remote X or X proxy environments.
>> VirtualGL is currently provided by various Linux distributions and
>> FreeBSD:
>> https://pkgs.org/download/virtualgl
>> https://rpmfind.net/linux/rpm2html/search.php?query=VirtualGL
>> It is licensed under the wxWidgets Library License v3.1:
>> https://opensource.org/licenses/WXwindows
>> Archive containing proposed package files:
>> https://turbovnc.org/downloads/VirtualGL-cygwin.tar.bz2
>> DRC
> builds fine, how to test it ?
> Regards
> Marco

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