This is where the problem comes in: I don't own a Mac and don't intend to, so I need to connect to my bosses' Mac in order to perform testing. How can I connect to a Mac display ? X11 connection won't work, since my application is a Mac application and not a X11 one. I had him turn on screen sharing (the most basic tick box), which sets up a VNC server on the Mac. Unfortunately, when I connect using the command-line VNC clients available for debian, ie
vncviewer (from the packages
xtightvncviewer), I get the following problems:
~ vncviewer chrismac VNC Viewer Free Edition 4.1.1 for X - built Mar 10 2010 22:31:05 Copyright (C) 2002-2005 RealVNC Ltd. See http://www.realvnc.com for information on VNC. Wed Dec 7 10:40:41 2011 CConn: connected to host chrismac port 5900 CConnection: Server supports RFB protocol version 3.889 CConnection: Using RFB protocol version 3.8 CConnection: No matching security types main: No matching security types
The good news is that remmina is able to connect graphically, although for me it required that I set the display depth to 24 bits (else it seems to connect, but the connection dies immediately). Great, I'll be able to debug, then...
Edit: after a while, I found out that
remmina had some drawbacks when connecting to a Mac, such as, at least in my case, a weird problem with Shift: once I hit Shift, I'm never able again to type in lowercase characters, which is quite painful. I tried also Vinagre, who handled that better (but had some quite painful freezing moment), so I must say that I finally found a client I'm happy with: gtkvncviewer.