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Make a version for Linux

Discussion in 'Feature Suggestions' started by JJB, Jan 5, 2016.

  1. JJB

    JJB New Member

    I would really like to have the server run on Linux and a client for a Chromebook. Then I could connect all my machines nicely.
     
  2. Seungjin Lee

    Seungjin Lee Member

    Hi JJB,

    Have you tested if Across Server on the Win10 PC work with your Linux machine and Chromebook? If not, would you please test if Linux and Chromebook work well or not as you connected your Android tablet?

    We will support both Across Server and Client for Linux in someday but the implementation of other cool features has a priority.

    Thanks for the suggestion.
     
  3. JJB

    JJB New Member

    Unfortunately, Chromebook's bluetooth will only connect to mice, keyboards, and speaker/headphones. When I try to connect to another computer it will attempt the connection, but then fails with authentication error.
     
  4. Seungjin Lee

    Seungjin Lee Member

    Thanks for the answer.

    Across makes a PC work as a standard keyboard. So there should be no problem in pairing with Chromebook. However, I think Chromebook have never seen a keyboard having built-in screen. :rolleyes:
     
  5. turomar

    turomar New Member

    +1 vote for a linux version. raspi, specifically. the zero W and pi3 have onboard bluetooth.
     
  6. Seungjin Lee

    Seungjin Lee Member

    Hello turomar,

    Thanks for joining us!
    We are pursuing closed source projects which do not fit well on multiple platforms like ARM. That will be the obstacle but we'll overcome!
     
  7. JHF

    JHF New Member

  8. Seungjin Lee

    Seungjin Lee Member

    JHF, thanks for your comment.
    I'm not saying that it's impossible or hard to implement program in Linux but that it's hard to deploy program to all Linux systems wherever users want. Of course it's easy to deploy on PC Linux as we have PC to develop, run and test it. However Linux is running on many devices (e.g., Rasberry Pi, ...) besides PC. If our project would be open source, users can modify, build, run and test our program on their systems. Otherwise we need to get each device that user wants to run across.

    As turomar said in previous post, turomar wants to run our SW on Rasberry Pi 3. To do that, we need Rasberry Pi 3 to support it.

    Anyway, it is first to implement it regardless of whether it will be open source or not. So we will start to implement it for PC only.
     
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2017
  9. webcoachonline

    webcoachonline New Member

    Love love love Across...
    The best way to really have 3 screens while working at home: 2 old tablets and my macbook in the middle.
    But I'd love to have it for linux, ubuntu as well @ the office, so here is another plead to... have Across server compiled for Linux!
     

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