Bug 165720 - VNC uses non-standard long options
Summary: VNC uses non-standard long options
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: vnc   
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Version: 4
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Tim Waugh
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Keywords: FutureFeature
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-08-11 15:14 UTC by Jonathan S. Shapiro
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-08-11 15:29:03 UTC
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Description Jonathan S. Shapiro 2005-08-11 15:14:33 UTC
The silly buggers at realvnc.com don't seem to understand how command lines
work. As a transitional solution, I propose that vnc should accept either the
--longoption or -longoption forms interchangeably.

An easy way to do this is to check at the top of the string search against long
options, see if the arg pointer points to a string starting with "--", if so
advance it by one character, and then fall into the current checking code.

Obviously, this is not urgent. It just bugs me.

Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2005-08-11 15:29:03 UTC
You need to report this upstream, but I doubt this will change.  VNC is not a
GNU application.

Comment 2 Jonathan S. Shapiro 2005-08-11 16:23:35 UTC
You are probably right, but do you happen to know where/how to report it upstream?

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