[self-interest] Fixing javaClient/javaServer for world sharing

Russell Allen mail at russell-allen.com
Tue Sep 17 11:27:57 UTC 2013

I've pulled the changes.

The Java client is fun. I agree that either a SDL2 backend (or just a HTML5 canvas or WebGL backend?) would be spiffy. X11 is clearly legacy for Linux at this point - everyone is coding to QT or GTK and Weyland/Mir are on the horizon...


On 16/09/2013, at 9:40 PM, Chris Double <chris.double at double.co.nz> wrote:

> I've created a pull request that gets javaClient and javaServer working
> for me:
> <https://github.com/russellallen/self/pull/12>
> It fixes minor bitrot. I've described how to get it working, with a
> screencast, here:
> <http://bluishcoder.co.nz/2013/09/16/multiple-users-in-a-self-world.html>
> I'd really like to see an HTML/JavaScript version of the Java client to
> move away from applets. It'd make a fun project and demo I think.
> It would also help reduce the reliance on X11 for screen sharing so if a
> move is made towards doing a non-X11 backend that functionality is still
> possible.
> With regards to a non-X11 backend I was wondering if SDL2 would be a
> good option. It provides hardware acceleration cross platform and works
> on Android as well as Windows.
> Chris.
> -- 
> http://www.bluishcoder.co.nz

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