I am very new to Jupyter so please excuse me if I have got things very wrong.
A long time ago I developed a pro-type three tier system made up of
- Java Applet
- Server implemented in C++
- Normal X11 Application
It allowed one to run X11 applications in a browser that supported Java without having to install an X11 Server. i.e The Java Applet and C++ Server code acted as a X11 Server.
Now Java Applet security changed over time and I believe some people at least were not keen to run/install Java in a browser for security reasons.
Now I am wondering if a similar approach and large parts of the Server code could be used to give items in a NoteBook access to legacy X11 Applications. xclock, xcalc, Lyx etc etc. i.e. replacing the Applet front end.
The server and the Java Applet communicated via TCP/IP sockets.
One advantage of using a Java Applet was that it was relatively easy to deal with the fact that when X11 applications create windows/panels but nothing appears on the screen until there is a following X11 expose request.
The Application is called JavaXServ see https://github.com/KeithSloan/JavaXServ. As you can see from the Github info it has not been updated in a while.
Would be interested in peoples comments.