[winswitch] is windswitch still viable

Antoine Martin antoine at nagafix.co.uk
Sun Apr 7 14:17:55 BST 2019

On 02/04/2019 04:38, Lonnie Cumberland via shifter-users wrote:
> Hello,
> I am very interested in using Winswitch within a project that I am working
> on now as it seems to be exactly what I need.
> With that in mind, I wanted to do a test and just installed it on my Ubuntu
> 18,04 system as per the instructions, but I cannot seem to tell if it is
> functional or not as I get no information after starting the program.
winswitch is meant to be available via its system tray menu.

> To have a system that the Unbuntu 18.04 system could talk to, I also tried
> to install Winswitch on my older WindowsXP (32-bit system) but that may
> have also not gone well since it seems to depend upon "Bonjour for Windows
> 1.0.5" and that does not seem to be available.
This is not a hard dependency, mdns just makes it easier to find hosts
on your LAN.

> Can someone please help guide me in the right direction?
> Also, I just wanted to know if the Winswitch project is still active? 
Not really, I do not have much time for it nowadays.

> If
> not, then perhaps someone will be interested in helping to bring it back to
> life, as I do not really know of any viable directly competitors or
> replacement in at my project needs to be able to work on different
> platforms as well as in seamless mode to have applications from different
> systems on the same desktop.
I would gladly help you do that.


> Any information would be very helpful.
> Cheers,
> Lonnie
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