X11 for iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by wonderbread57, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. wonderbread57 macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2008
    What are the chances of getting an X11 client for the iPhone? It would be too cool to ssh into my linux box and open up an X windows program to my iPhone via it's wifi or 3G address. I'm surprised something like this doesn't exist yet at least in jail break world. Might a company like Starnet or Xming developers work on an iPhone port... might apple?
  2. arubinst macrumors 6502

    May 26, 2008
    Lausanne - Switzerland
    I'm guessing you mean an X server, right? If you want to log into your linux box and run X windows programs, those programs are the clients to your X server that needs to be running on your phone.

    I don't see any reason why this couldn't be implemented as there are a bunch of open source X servers out there.

  3. forum user macrumors regular

    Aug 28, 2008
    @wonderbread57: you might want to look at VNC.
  4. canadacow macrumors member

    Jul 24, 2008
    iSSH 3.0 will have an X Server and window manager integrated with the iPhone UI. Expected release is anywhere from either the end of April or May.

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