X11 for iPhone?

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

  1. wonderbread57 macrumors 6502

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    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

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    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.

    Cheers
     
  3. forum user macrumors regular

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    @wonderbread57: you might want to look at VNC.
     
  4. canadacow macrumors member

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    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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