[winswitch] [ANNOUNCE] xpra

Eric Appleman erappleman at gmail.com
Wed Oct 19 06:55:08 BST 2011

Great job on the release.

My only problem is that the tray icon is a bit finicky. Sometimes it'll 
flicker and only work if I use my arrow keys of hold down my click. It's 
also not very obvious when settings take effect.

I am also still curious about a direct shared memory method for 
communication between real X servers. Something like Xen's VGA 
passthrough but without the network or virtualization infrastructure.

- Eric

On 10/18/2011 05:49 AM, Antoine Martin wrote:
> Hi,
> Xpra version is now available, in source form here:
> http://xpra.org/src/
> Or as binary packages here:
> http://winswitch.org/downloads/
> 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
> mappings
> * 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
> (...)
> Cheers
> Antoine
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