On Thu, 7 Oct 2010, Brian O'Mahony wrote:
> Due to trials and tribulations we found out that IBM doesn't support exporting some of their Applications (ClearQuest being one) from AIX to windows via "export DISPLAY" and cygwin/xming.
>> What im looking for is a small VM, or somesuch, that I can give to people that need to see these GUI's.
>> The more basic the better. All the user will be doing is running "xhost +" or whatever, and then exporting the display from the UNIX system for their clicky goodness.
>> Has anyone done something like this? It would be good if there was a download as that way I wouldn't have to keep something up to daye. I can just point them at the download and a two line process.
You could try something like Tinycore Linux (http://tinycorelinux.com/).
I'm curious though as to why you say that IBM doesn't support X11
forwarding. What evidence do you have (other than it not working) that it
is specifically the fault of the IBM software? Is it looking for an X11
Extension that just isn't supported with XMing on Cygwin, perhaps?
If you think that you'll be able to display from the IBM server (Linux,
AIX?) to your VM, then I guess that X11 forwarding must be working???
Have you tried any other Windows-based X servers, for instance?
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