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DirectVNC is a client implementing the remote framebuffer protocol (rfb) which is used by VNC servers. What makes DirectVNC different from other Unix VNC clients is that it uses the Linux framebuffer device through the hardware accelerated DirectFB library, which enables it to run on anything that has a framebuffer without the need for an X server.

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Recent releases

  •  19 Jan 2010 23:22

    Release Notes: This is a maintenance release that only fixes bugs.

    •  02 Feb 2003 15:24

      Release Notes: CPU utilization was reduced, and a parameter was added to further throttle CPU and network load. This release fixes problems with local cursor handling which occurred when the client and server dimensions were different. Several smaller bugs were fixed. Updates were made to make this version work with the current DirectFB release.

      •  20 Jul 2002 16:53

        Release Notes: Support for local cursor handling as provided by TightVNC servers was added. Input handling (mouse and keyboard) was improved. Updates were also made to work with the current DirectFB (0.9.12).

        •  31 May 2002 18:04

          Release Notes: A fix for a compilation bug, and a Debian package.

          •  25 May 2002 10:11

            Release Notes: This version adds support for tight and related encodings (JPEG, zlib), which increases performance over slow links considerably when connecting to TightVNC servers. Keyboard handling is much improved.

            Recent comments

            23 Dec 2001 17:55 egnor

            See also: fbvnc
            fbvnc ( is a similar project, designed for use on Linux handhelds.


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