[winswitch] [ANNOUNCE] xpra

Antoine Martin antoine at nagafix.co.uk
Thu Dec 8 20:58:48 GMT 2011


This release contains some important bug fixes and some more
improvements to the keyboard handling as well as some other more minor
changes. Users of previous versions, especially*, are strongly
advised to upgrade.
In order to facilitate version upgrades and to be able to simplify the
code, the plan is to start removing legacy code and drop compatibility
with versions older than this one in about 3 months.

As usual, the source can be found here:
And the binaries here:

Release details:
* bug fix: client disconnection could leave the server (and X11 server)
in a broken state due to threaded UI calls
* bug fix: don't remove window focus when just any connection is lost,
only when the real client goes away
* bug fix: initial windows should get focus (partial fix)
* bug fix: correctly clear focus when a window goes away
* support key repeat latency workaround without needing raw keycodes (OS
X and MS Windows)
* command line switch to enable client side key repeat:
"--no-keyboard-sync" (for high latency/jitter links)
* session info dialog: shows realtime connection and server details
* menu entry in system tray to raise all managed windows
* key mappings: try harder to unpress all keys before setting the new keymap
* key mappings: try to reset modifier keys as well as regular keys
* key mappings: apply keymap using Cython code rather than execing xmodmap
* key mappings: fire change callbacks only once when all the work is done
* use dbus for tray notifications if available, prefered to pynotify
* show full version information in about dialog


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