Instruction of using Haiku remote desktop

Haiku has remote desktop feature and HTML5 remote desktop client. It is not complete yet but someone may find it useful.

Instructions to setup Haiku remote desktop:

  1. Install websockify by git clone https://github.com/novnc/websockify.git it is needed to convert TCP server to websocket server.
  2. Run python -m websockify 5000 localhost:5001 in websockify directory.
  3. Run some application to start remote desktop: TARGET_SCREEN=5001 Terminal. Terminal can be replaced by something else.

Instructions to connect to remote desktop:

  1. Download https://git.haiku-os.org/haiku/tree/src/tools/html5_remote_desktop contents.
  2. Open HaikuRemoteDesktop.html.
  3. Set IP address of Haiku PC, port should be as in websockify (5000 in this case), set screen size and press ‘Connect’.
  4. Remote desktop with opened Terminal or what you specified at start will be displayed.
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There’s also a page on the website that details how to use the native application: https://www.haiku-os.org/node/6007/