[winswitch] [ANNOUNCE] xpra 0.3.0

Antoine Martin antoine at nagafix.co.uk
Tue May 22 15:16:08 BST 2012


This new release has long term stability as its main focus.
This 0.3 branch will be maintained for longer than previous branches.

It includes a new zero-copy network packet protocol, IPv6 support, many
bug fixes (races, memory leaks, etc), fairer window update batching, etc

The next point release will focus on improving the latency and dealing
with the backlog of keyboard issues (a new Mac OS X build will be
available then).

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


Full release notes:
* zero-copy network code, per packet compression
* fix race causing DoS in threaded network protocol setup
* fix vpx encoder memory leak
* fix vpx/x264 decoding: recover from frame failures
* fix small per-window memory leak in server
* per-window update batching auto-tuning, which is fairer
* windows update batching now takes into account the number of pixels
rather than just the number of regions to update
* support --socket-dir option over ssh
* IPv6 support using the syntax: ssh/::ffff: or
* all commands now return a non-zero exit code in case of failure
* new "xpra info" command to report server statistics
* prettify some of the logging and error messages
* avoid doing most of the keyboard setup code when clients are in
read-only mode
* Solaris build files
* automated regression and performance tests
* remove compatibility code for versions older than 0.1

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