|| ||Nathaniel Smith <njs-AT-pobox.com>|
|| ||Announcing xpra 0.0.6 -- 'screen for X'|
|| ||Sun, 22 Mar 2009 03:08:22 -0700|
|| ||Article, Thread
Your readers may be interested in this announcement:
I'm pleased to announce the release of xpra 0.0.6.
Xpra is 'screen for X' -- it allows you to run X programs, usually on
a remote host, direct their display to your local machine, and then
to disconnect from these programs and reconnect from the same or
another machine, without losing any state. It is licensed under the
GPLv2+. For more information, see the FAQ:
This release adds full clipboard sharing, application icon support,
raw TCP socket support (for trusted, usually virtualized, networks),
and a host of bug fixes.
-- Clipboard sharing (with full X semantics).
-- Icon support.
-- Support for raw TCP sockets. (This is horrendously insecure in
most contexts, but provided for certain use cases -- like some
virtualization environments -- where the network is wholly
trusted and ssh tunneling creates too much overhead. The
built-in ssh tunneling support is still the recommended
approach.) (Thanks to Antoine Martin.)
-- Xvfb doesn't support mouse wheels, so they still don't work in
xpra. But now xpra doesn't crash if you try.
-- Running FSF Emacs under xpra no longer creates an infinite loop.
-- The directory that xpra was launched from is now correctly
saved in ~/.xpra/run-xpra.
-- Work around PyGtk weirdness that caused the server and client
to sometimes ignore control-C.
-- The client correctly notices keyboard layout changes.
-- The client no longer crashes on keymaps in which unnamed keys
are bound to modifiers.
-- Workarounds are included for several buggy versions of Pyrex.
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