[shifter-users] [synergy-plus] Shifter + Synergy could be awesome
antoine at nagafix.co.uk
Sun Jun 27 19:32:45 BST 2010
On 06/27/2010 09:56 PM, Nick Bolton wrote:
> Might be interesting to see if we can easily "fuse" the applications
> together, or maybe create a plugin. I believe we might need to use IPC
> to communicate between the two. The functionality should certainly be
Absolutely, there is no guarantee that either end will run the shifter
client, or that they support the required protocol (NX, VNC, xpra,...)
I don't see any major difficulty coming from this end: the client
already listens on a local socket (named pipe on win32) so that it can
receive commands from file managers and such.
If synergy+ can pass the pid of the process owning the window being
moved around then it should be easy, otherwise a bit harder.
Where would I look for documentation on writing plugins?
> However, we're busy re-shuffling our project management, so we'd have
> to leave this to someone else.
> On 27 June 2010 13:57, Chris Wj <chris0wj at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi all. This e-mail is being sent to 2 mailing lists, which could post a
>> problem for reply-to-all; so choose the reply carefully. Nonetheless, I use
>> both of these applications and I had the idea that together, they would be
>> absolutely awesome. Check out the descriptions below...
>> Window Shifter is a tool which allows you to move applications between
>> networked computers, the windows appear where you need them, as they were.
>> You no longer need to save and send documents to move them around, simply
>> move the view of the application to the machine where you need it.
>> Synergy+ (synergy-plus) lets you easily share a single mouse and keyboard
>> between multiple computers with different operating systems, without special
>> hardware. All you need is a LAN connection. It's intended for users with
>> multiple computers, where each system uses its own display. It's a little
>> like having a 2nd or a 3rd desktop...
>> My idea is to be able to move the mouse between computers using Synergy
>> while dragging windows governed by Shifter. Synergy finds out that the mouse
>> control should switch to the other computer and Shifter 'teleports' the
>> window/application under the mouse to the opposite computer.
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