[winswitch] [ANNOUNCE] xpra

Antoine Martin antoine at nagafix.co.uk
Tue Oct 18 10:49:48 BST 2011


Xpra version is now available, in source form here:
Or as binary packages here:

This is a major update adding a number of significant enhancements:
* much more efficient and backwards compatible network code, prevents a
CPU bottleneck on the client
* forwarding of system notifications, system bell and custom cursors
* system tray menu to make it easier to change settings and disconnect
* automatically resize Xdummy to match the client's screen size whenever
it changes
* PNG image compression support
* JPEG and PNG compression are now optional, only available if the
Python Imaging Library is installed
* scale window icons before sending if they are too big
* fixed keyboard mapping for OSX and MS Windows clients
* compensate for line jitter causing keys to repeat
* fixed cython warnings, unused variables, etc

Since I failed to post announcements for the previous releases of Xpra
(they were kind of bundled and implied in the winswitch announcements),
here is a copy of the release notes for the past few releases:

v0.0.7.27 (2011-09-20)
* compatibility fix for python 2.4 (remove "with" statement)
* slow down updates from windows that refresh continuously
v0.0.7.26 (2011-09-20)
* minor changes to support the Android client (work in progress)
* allow keyboard shortcuts to be specified, default is meta+shift+F4 to
quit (disconnects client)
* clear modifiers when applying new keymaps to prevent timeouts
* reduce context switching in the network read loop code
* try harder to close connections cleanly
* removed some unused code, fixed some old test code
v0.0.7.25 (2011-08-31)
* Proper keymap and modifiers support
v0.0.7.24 (2011-08-15)
* Use raw keycodes whenever possible, should fix keymapping issues for
all Unix-like clients
* Keyboard fixes for AltGr and special keys for non Unix-like clients
v0.0.7.23-2 (2011-07-27)
* More keymap fixes..
v0.0.7.23 (2011-07-20)
* Try to use setxkbmap before xkbcomp to setup the matching keyboard layout
* Handle keyval level (shifted keys) explicitly, should fix missing key
* More generic option for setting window titles
* Exit if the server dies
v0.0.7.22 (2011-06-02)
* minor fixes: jpeg, man page, etc


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