[plt-scheme] headless mred on OS X? Or, way to decode (lib"read.ss""wxme") reader in mz?

From: Eli Barzilay (eli at barzilay.org)
Date: Wed Sep 26 19:22:45 EDT 2007

On Sep 26, Richard Cobbe wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 26, 2007 at 04:23:49PM -0400, Eli Barzilay wrote:
> > I'm not sure about what you're trying to do because of that cron
> > job remark, but the usual thing that I do, given that mred cannot
> > run without a display even if it doesn't actually do any GUI, is
> > run it in a VNC session.  This way there is no problems running
> > mred.
> Tricky to do with VNC servers on OS X.  On most other Unixes,
> starting a VNC server (by default) actually starts a new instance of
> the X server that's not hooked up to the screen or keyboard.  It's
> completely independent of any other X servers on that machine.  On
> Mac OS, though, VNC servers merely give you another connection to
> your existing (OS X) session.

(Ugh...  I should have checked more mail before replying...)

> I had thought that Fink's tightvnc package had a VNC server that
> behaves in the traditional Unix way.  Unfortunately, it doesn't
> start at all, so that's no good, even if you were interested in
> building the X11 version of DrScheme.

This is strange.  I'd expect that plain Xvnc installations would do
the same thing on OSX just like it does anywhere else.  (Assuming an
X11 build of PLT, of course.)

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