Is is possible to re-route Cocoa applications through ssh -X? I like being able to route X applications, but I want to route Cocoa applications too. Any ideas?

  • Possible duplicate – cftarnas Sep 6 '11 at 21:54
  • @cftarnas Not quite. That is talking about running GUI apps through SSH. I want to run Cocoa apps. That post also refers to X window apps. – daviesgeek Sep 6 '11 at 21:56
  • By GUI Apps he meant Cocoa apps (well, possibly Carbon as well), and by SSH he was tunneling them over the X protocol the same as you want to. – cftarnas Sep 7 '11 at 0:32

No - Cocoa is not an X windows compatible system. The closest you will get is screen sharing (VNC). See this question for more info. For Lion like background sharing with 10.5 and 10.6 see this question on third party VNC tools.

  • Hmm...I saw that question. Is it possible to have Lion-like screen sharing between two Leopard/SL computers? – daviesgeek Sep 7 '11 at 3:47
  • Yes - Lion just added the ability to share users that are logged in the background, Apple introduced screen sharing in Leopard (10.5). This Macworld article gives a good intro for 10.5. – cftarnas Sep 7 '11 at 5:04
  • What I meant was Lion-like sharing on older OSes. Without a Lion computer involved. – daviesgeek Sep 7 '11 at 15:50
  • With third party tools, see this question. – cftarnas Sep 7 '11 at 17:26
  • The second question gave me the answer. Using VineServer works! I can't tell you how excited I am about this! Thank you sooo very much! – daviesgeek Sep 7 '11 at 18:08

You might be able to connect a VNC server and client tunneled through ssh, and view an app remotely that way.

  • How would I go about doing that? – daviesgeek Sep 7 '11 at 17:31

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