#28 URL handler for a "vnc://" URL scheme

Next Minor Release

A "vnc://" URL scheme and format should be developed, and the VNC client should register themselves as URL handlers for that scheme. This would allow users to start up a VNC server, export a display, and send out the URL to their display to others so that they could collaborate more easily with them. It could also allow links to be embedded into Web pages that point to more persistent sessions.

Servers might need a "helper app" that would allow the URLs for particular sessions to be easily copied to other contexts where these URLs would be useful.


  • Jason Harris

    Jason Harris - 2003-04-09
    • summary: URL handler for a "vnc://" URL scheme --> URL handler for a "vnc://" URL scheme
  • Jason Harris

    Jason Harris - 2003-04-09

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    Well, I'm down with the idea, but I hesitate to devote
    coding time to it without anyone else in the world
    supporting it.

  • Nobody/Anonymous

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    Also, for the next minor release, perhaps tweak the Open
    connection menu dialog window to allow hostnames such as
    any.host.edu:2 or vnc://any.host.edu:2

    Many folks familiar with other VNC clients out there are
    used to connecting to "hostname:DISPLAY" such as

    Can you parse the hostname and if has a colon (:) use the
    number following the colon as the DISPLAY (or port) number.
    I guess you could tell it to ignore leading vnc:// safely...

  • Jason Harris

    Jason Harris - 2003-07-25

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    The host:port syntax definitely needs to be supported. That
    whole Open Connection panel needs an update.

  • Jason Harris

    Jason Harris - 2004-02-09
    • assigned_to: nobody --> thepoet
  • Jared McIntyre

    Jared McIntyre - 2005-07-20

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    I should have mentioned this a long time ago, but the
    oriringal URL request is in CVS and will be in the next
    release. We support both vnc:// and rfb://

  • Jason Harris

    Jason Harris - 2005-08-23

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    Resolved in Chicken 2.0b3.

  • Jason Harris

    Jason Harris - 2005-08-23
    • status: open --> closed-fixed

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