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Re: [K12OSN] interesting way to use Cygwin/X



On Sat, 2005-11-05 at 14:05, Jon Spriggs wrote:
> Why not write a small GTK application (if you're not a hardcore
> programmer - perhaps with something like PHP-GTK), install the full
> putty suite (or use cygwin/ssh) on the machine, create a PPK (Putty
> Keygen) (or ssh_keygen) file and use plink (or ssh) with the Keygen
> file to trigger that app? Then you can have a batch file or a shortcut
> on your start menu to open that app (using plink to launch the app).
> 
> I'll try to see if I can put something together like that during the
> week if I get a chance.
> 
> With this, you could create a linux kiosk for windows (or potentially
> more linux?)

A Cygwin bash script is all you need on the windows side to start
it the remote nautilus and you could hook that to a windows icon.
I suppose it would help if you could detect if X had already been
started or not to avoid an error if it is already running.  The
problem with the menu is that you have to construct the launchers
in the filesystem yourself instead of getting new programs
added as installed like in the gnome menu.  However, for many
purposes a small, controlled set of choices would be better
anyway.

-- 
  Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell gmail com



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