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1v0.15.0 (2015-01-19)
2======================
3        -- dropped support for Python 2.5 and older, allowing many code cleanups and improvements
4        -- include manual in html format with MS Windows and OSX builds
5        -- client log output forwarding to the server (currently disabled by default)
6        -- fixed workarea coordinates detection for MS Windows clients
7        -- improved video region detection and handling
8        -- more complete support for window states (keep above, below, sticky, etc..)
9        -- allow environment variables passed to children to be specified in the config files
10        -- faster reformatting of window pixels before compression stage
11        -- support multiple delta region for better compression
12        -- allow new child commands to be started on the fly, also from the client (disabled by default)
13        -- detect mismatch between some codecs and their shared library dependencies
14        -- NVENC SDK version 4 support
15        -- add support for child commands that do not interfere with "exit-with-children"
16        -- add scaling command line and config file switch for controlling automatic scaling aggressiveness
17        -- add html command line switch for easily setting up an html5 xpra server
18        -- add more control over sound command line options, so sound can start disabled and still be turned on manually later
19        -- add command line option for selecting the sound source (pulseaudio, alsa, etc)
20        -- better window icon forwarding, especially for non X11 clients
21        -- optimized OpenGL rendering for X11 clients
22        -- handle screen update storms better
23        -- fixed drag and drop support with Java applications
24        -- GTK3 port improvements
25        -- added a few unit tests which are run during packaging
26        -- show sound bandwidth usage
27        -- more detailed information in xpra info (cursor, CPU, etc)
28        -- more detailed bug report information
29        -- more minimal MS Windows and OSX builds
30
31
32v0.14.0 (2014-08-14)
33======================
34        -- support for lzo compression
35        -- support for choosing the compressors enabled (lz4, lzo, zlib)
36        -- support for choosing the packet encoders enabled (bencode, rencode, yaml)
37        -- support for choosing the video decoders enabled
38        -- built in bug report tool, capable of collecting debug information
39        -- automatic display selection using Xorg "-displayfd"
40        -- better video region support, increased quality for non-video regions
41        -- more reliable exit and cleanup code, hooks and notifications
42        -- prevent SSH timeouts on login password or passphrase input
43        -- automatic launch the correct tool on MS Windows
44        -- OSX: may use the Application Services folder for a global configuration
45        -- removed python-webm, we now use the native cython codec only
46        -- OpenCL: warn when AMD icd is present (causes problems with signals)
47        -- better avahi mDNS error reporting
48        -- better clipboard compression support
49        -- better packet level network tuning
50        -- support for input methods
51        -- xpra info cleanups and improvments (show children, more versions, etc)
52        -- integrated keyboard layout detection on *nix
53        -- upgrade and shadow now ignore start child
54        -- improved automatic encoding selection, also faster
55        -- keyboard layout selection via system tray on *nix
56        -- more Cython compile time optimizations
57        -- some focus issues fixed
58
59
60v0.13.9 (2014-08-13)
61======================
62        -- fix clipboard on OSX
63        -- fix remote ssh start with start-child issues
64        -- use secure "compare_digest" if available
65        -- fix crashes in codec cleanup
66        -- fix video encoding fallback code
67        -- fix fakeXinerama setup wrongly skipped in some cases
68        -- fix connection failures with large screens and uncompressed RGB
69        -- fix Ubuntu trustyi Xvfb configuration
70        -- fix clipboard errors with no data
71        -- fix opencl platform initialization errors
72
73
74v0.13.8 (2014-08-06)
75======================
76        -- fix server early exit when pulseaudio terminates
77        -- fix SELinux static codec library label (make it persistent)
78        -- fix missed auto-refresh when batching
79        -- fix disabled clipboard packets coming through
80        -- fix cleaner client connection shutdown sequence and exit code
81        -- fix resource leak on connection error
82        -- fix potential bug in fallback encoding selection
83        -- fix deadlock on worker race it was meant to prevent
84        -- fix remote ssh server start timeout
85        -- fix avahi double free on exit
86        -- fix png and jpeg painting via gdk pixbuf (when PIL is missing)
87        -- fix webp refresh loops
88        -- honour lz4-off environment variable
89        -- fix proxy handling of raw RGB data for large screen sizes
90        -- fix potential error from missing data in client packets
91
92
93v0.13.7 (2014-07-10)
94======================
95        -- fix x11 server pixmap memory leak
96        -- fix speed and quality values range (1 to 100)
97        -- fix nvenc device allocation errors
98        -- fix unnecessary refreshes with nvenc
99        -- fix "initenv" compatibility with older servers
100        -- don't start child when upgrading or shadowing
101
102
103v0.13.6 (2014-06-14)
104======================
105        -- fix compatibility older versions of pygtk (centos5)
106        -- fix compatibility with python 2.4 (centos5)
107        -- fix AltGr workaround with win32 clients
108        -- fix some missing keys with 'fr' keyboard layout (win32)
109        -- fix installation on systems without python-glib (centos5)
110        -- fix Xorg version detection for Fedora rawhide
111
112
113v0.13.5-3 (2014-06-14)
114======================
115        -- re-fix opengl compatibility
116
117
118v0.13.5 (2014-06-13)
119======================
120        -- fix use correct dimensions when evaluating video
121        -- fix invalid latency statistics recording
122        -- fix auto-refresh wrongly cancelled
123        -- fix connection via nested ssh commands
124        -- fix statically linked builds of swscale codec
125        -- fix system tray icons when upgrading server
126        -- fix opengl compatibility with older libraries
127        -- fix ssh connection with shells not starting in home directory
128        -- fix keyboard layout change forwarding
129
130
131v0.13.4 (2014-06-10)
132======================
133        -- fix numeric keypad period key mapping on some non-us keyboards
134        -- fix client launcher GUI on OSX
135        -- fix remote ssh start with clean user account
136        -- fix remote shadow start with automatic display selection
137        -- fix avoid scaling during resize
138        -- fix changes of speed and quality via xpra control (make it stick)
139        -- fix xpra info global batch statistics
140        -- fix focus issue with some applications
141        -- fix batch delay use
142
143
144v0.13.3 (2014-06-05)
145======================
146        -- fix xpra upgrade
147        -- fix xpra control error handling
148        -- fix window refresh on inactive workspace
149        -- fix slow cursor updates
150        -- fix error in rgb strict mode
151        -- add missing x11 server type information
152
153
154v0.13.2 (2014-06-01)
155======================
156        -- fix painting of forwarded tray
157        -- fix initial window workspace
158        -- fix launcher with debug option in config file
159        -- fix compilation of x265 encoder
160        -- fix infinite recursion in cython csc module
161        -- don't include sound utilities when building without sound
162
163
164v0.13.1 (2014-05-28)
165======================
166        -- honour lossless encodings
167        -- fix avcodec2 build for Debian jessie and sid
168        -- fix pam authentication module
169        -- fix proxy server launched without a display
170        -- fix xpra info data format (wrong prefix)
171        -- fix transparency with png/L mode
172        -- fix loss of transparency when toggling OpenGL
173        -- fix re-stride code for compatibility with ancient clients
174        -- fix timer reference leak causing some warnings
175
176
177v0.13.0 (2014-05-22)
178======================
179        -- Python3 / GTK3 client support
180        -- NVENC module included in binary builds
181        -- support for enhanced dummy driver with DPI option
182        -- better build system with features auto-detection
183        -- removed unsupported CUDA csc module
184        -- improved buffer support
185        -- faster webp encoder
186        -- improved automatic encoding selection
187        -- support running MS Windows installer under wine
188        -- support for window opacity forwarding
189        -- fix password mode in launcher
190        -- edge resistance for automatic image downscaling
191        -- increased default memory allocation of the dummy driver
192        -- more detailed version information and tools
193        -- stricter handling of server supplied values
194
195
196v0.12.6 (2014-05-16)
197======================
198        -- fix invalid pixel buffer size causing encoding failures
199        -- fix auto-refresh infinite loop, and honour refresh quality
200        -- fix sound sink with older versions of GStreamer plugins
201        -- fix Qt applications crashes caused by a newline in xsettings..
202        -- fix error with graphics drivers only supporting OpenGL 2.x only
203        -- fix OpenGL crash on OSX with the Intel driver (now blacklisted)
204        -- fix global menu entry text on OSX
205        -- fix error in cairo backing cleanup
206        -- fix RGB pixel data buffer size (re-stride as needed)
207        -- avoid buggy swscale 2.1.0 on Ubuntu
208
209
210v0.12.5 (2014-05-03)
211======================
212        -- fix error when clients supply invalid screen dimensions
213        -- fix MS Windows build without ffmpeg
214        -- fix cairo backing alternative
215        -- fix keyboard and sound test tools initialization and cleanup
216        -- fix gcc version test used for enabling sanitizer build options
217        -- fix exception handling in client when called from the launcher
218        -- fix libav dependencies for Debian and Ubuntu builds
219
220
221v0.12.4 (2014-04-23)
222======================
223        -- fix xpra shadow subcommand
224        -- fix xpra shadow keyboard mapping support for non-posix clients
225        -- avoid Xorg dummy warning in log
226
227
228v0.12.3 (2014-04-09)
229======================
230        -- fix mispostioned windows
231        -- fix quickly disappearing windows (often menus)
232        -- fix server errors when closing windows
233        -- fix NVENC server initialization crash with driver version mismatch
234        -- fix rare invalid memory read with XShm
235        -- fix webp decoder leak
236        -- fix memory leak on client disconnection
237        -- fix focus errors if windows disappear
238        -- fix mmap errors on window close
239        -- fix incorrect x264 encoder speed reported via "xpra info"
240        -- fix potential use of mmap as an invalid fallback for video encoding
241        -- fix logging errors in debug mode
242        -- fix timer expired warning
243
244
245v0.12.2 (2014-03-30)
246======================
247        -- fix switching to RGB encoding via client tray
248        -- fix remote server start via SSH
249        -- fix workspace change detection causing slow screen updates
250
251
252v0.12.1 (2014-03-27)
253======================
254        -- fix 32-bit server timestamps
255        -- fix client PNG handling on installations without PIL / Pillow
256
257
258v0.12.0 (2014-03-23)
259======================
260        -- NVENC support for YUV444 mode, support for automatic bitrate tuning
261        -- NVENC and CUDA load balancing for multiple cards
262        -- proxy encoding: ability to encode on proxy server
263        -- fix fullscreen on multiple monitors via fakeXinerama
264        -- OpenGL rendering improvements (for transparent windows, etc)
265        -- support window grabs (drop down menus, etc)
266        -- support specifying the SSH port number more easily
267        -- enabled TCP_NODELAY socket option by default (lower latency)
268        -- add ability to easily select video encoders and csc modules
269        -- add local unix domain socket support to proxy server instances
270        -- add "xpra control" commands to control encoding speed and quality
271        -- improved handling of window resizing
272        -- improved compatibility with command line tools (xdotool, wmctrl)
273        -- ensure windows on other workspaces do not waste bandwidth
274        -- ensure iconified windows do not waste bandwidth
275        -- ensure maximized and fullscreen windows are prioritised
276        -- ensure we reset xsettings when client disconnects
277        -- better bandwidth utilization of jittery connections
278        -- faster network code (larger receive buffers)
279        -- better automatic encoding selection for smaller regions
280        -- improved command line options (add ability to enable options which are disabled in the config file)
281        -- trimmed all the ugly PyOpenGL warnings on startup
282        -- much improved logging and debugging tools
283        -- make it easier to distinguish xpra windows from local windows (border command line option)
284        -- improved build system: smaller and more correct build output (much smaller OSX images)
285        -- improved MS Windows command wrappers
286        -- improved MS Windows (un)installer checks
287        -- automatically stop remote shadow servers when client disconnects
288        -- MS Windows and OSX build updates: updated Pillow, lz4, etc
289
290
291v0.11.6 (2014-03-18)
292======================
293        -- correct fix for system tray forwarding
294
295
296v0.11.5 (2014-03-18)
297======================
298        -- fix "xpra info" with bencoder
299        -- ensure we re-sanitize window size hints when they change
300        -- workaround applications with nonsensical size hints (ie: handbrake)
301        -- fix 32-bit painting with GTK pixbuf loader (when PIL is not installed or disabled)
302        -- fix system tray forwarding geometry issues
303        -- fix workspace restore
304        -- fix compilation warning
305        -- remove spurious cursor warnings
306
307
308v0.11.4 (2014-02-29)
309======================
310        -- fix NVENC GPU memory leak
311        -- fix video compatibility with ancient clients
312        -- fix vpx decoding in ffmpeg decoders
313        -- fix transparent system tray image with RGB encoding
314        -- fix client crashes with system tray forwarding
315        -- fix webp codec loader error handler
316
317
318v0.11.3 (2014-02-14)
319======================
320        -- fix compatibility with ancient versions of GTK
321        -- fix crashes with malformed socket names
322        -- fix server builds without client modules
323        -- honour mdns flag set in config file
324        -- blacklist VMware OpenGL driver which causes client crashes
325        -- ensure all "control" subcommands run in UI thread
326
327
328v0.11.2 (2014-01-29)
329======================
330        -- fix Cython 0.20 compatibility
331        -- fix OpenGL pixel upload alignment code
332        -- fix xpra command line help page tokens
333        -- fix compatibility with old versions of the python glib library
334
335
336v0.11.1 (2014-01-24)
337======================
338        -- fix compatibility with old/unsupported servers
339        -- fix shadow mode
340        -- fix paint issue with transparent tooltips on OSX and MS Windows
341        -- fix pixel format typo in OpenGL logging
342
343
344v0.11.0 (2014-01-20)
345======================
346        -- NVENC hardware h264 encoding acceleration
347        -- OpenCL and CUDA colourspace conversion acceleration
348        -- proxy server mode for serving multiple sessions through one port
349        -- support for sharing a TCP port with a web server
350        -- server control command for modifying settings at runtime
351        -- server exit command, which leaves Xvfb running
352        -- publish session via mDNS
353        -- faster OSX shadow server
354        -- OSX client two way clipboard support
355        -- OSX keyboard improvements, swap command and control keys
356        -- support for transparency with OpenGL window rendering
357        -- support for transparency with 8-bit PNG modes
358        -- support for more authentication mechanisms
359        -- support remote shadow start via ssh
360        -- support faster lz4 compression
361        -- faster bencoder, rewritten in Cython
362        -- builtin fallback colourspace conversion module
363        -- real time frame latency graphs
364        -- improved system tray forwarding support and native integration
365        -- removed most of the Cython/C code duplication
366        -- stricter and safer value parsing
367        -- more detailed status information via UI and "xpra info"
368        -- experimental HTML5 client
369        -- drop non xpra clients with a more friendly response
370        -- handle non-ASCII characters in output on MS Windows
371        -- libvpx 1.3 and ffmpeg 2.1.3 for OSX, MS Windows and static builds
372
373
374v0.10.12 (2014-01-14)
375======================
376        -- fix missing auto-refresh with lossy colourspace conversion
377        -- fix spurious warning from Nvidia OpenGL driver
378        -- fix OpenGL client crash with some drivers (ie: VirtualBox)
379        -- fix crash in bencoder caused by empty data to encode
380        -- fix OSX popup focus issue
381        -- fix ffmpeg2 h264 decoding (ie: Fedora 20+)
382        -- big warnings about webp leaking memory
383        -- generated debuginfo RPMs
384
385
386v0.10.11 (2014-01-07)
387======================
388        -- fix popup windows focus issue
389        -- fix "xpra upgrade" subcommand
390        -- fix server backtrace in error handler
391        -- restore server target information in tray tooltip
392        -- fix bencoder error with no-windows switch (missing encoding)
393        -- add support for RGBX pixel format required by some clients
394        -- avoid ffmpeg "data is not aligned" warning on client
395        -- ensure x264 encoding is supported on MS Windows shadow servers
396
397
398v0.10.10 (2013-12-04)
399======================
400        -- fix focus regression
401        -- fix MS Windows clipboard copy including null byte
402        -- fix h264 decoding with old versions of avcodec
403        -- fix potential invalid read past the end of the buffer
404        -- fix static vpx build arguments
405        -- fix RGB modes exposed for transparent windows
406        -- fix crash on clipboard loops: detect and disable clipboard
407        -- support for ffmpeg version 2.x
408        -- support for video encoding of windows bigger than 4k
409        -- support video encoders that re-start the stream
410        -- fix crash in decoding error path
411        -- forward compatibility with namespace changes
412        -- forward compatibility with the new generic encoding names
413
414
415v0.10.9 (2013-11-05)
416======================
417        -- fix h264 decoding of padded images
418        -- fix plain RGB encoding with very old clients
419        -- fix "xpra info" error when old clients are connected
420        -- remove warning when "help" is specified as encoding
421
422
423v0.10.8 (2013-10-22)
424======================
425        -- fix misapplied patch breaking all windows with transparency
426
427
428v0.10.7 (2013-10-22)
429======================
430        -- fix client crash on Linux with AMD cards and fglrx driver
431        -- fix MS Windows tray forwarding (was broken by fix from 0.10.6)
432        -- fix missing WM_CLASS on X11 clients
433        -- fix Mac OSX shadow server
434        -- fix "xpra info" on shadow servers
435        -- add usable 1366x768 dummy resolution
436
437
438v0.10.6 (2013-10-15)
439======================
440        -- fix window titles reverting to "unknown host"
441        -- fix tray forwarding bug causing client disconnections
442        -- replace previous rencode fix with warning
443
444
445v0.10.5 (2013-10-10)
446======================
447        -- fix client time out when the initial connection fails
448        -- fix shadow mode
449        -- fix connection failures when some system information is missing
450        -- fix client disconnection requests
451        -- fix encryption cipher error messages
452        -- fix client errors when some features are disabled
453        -- fix potential rencode bug with unhandled data types
454        -- error out if the client requests authentication and none is available
455
456
457v0.10.4 (2013-09-10)
458======================
459        -- fix modifier key handling (was more noticeable with MS Windows clients)
460        -- fix auto-refresh
461
462
463v0.10.3 (2013-09-06)
464======================
465        -- fix transient windows with no parent
466        -- fix metadata updates handling (maximize, etc)
467
468
469v0.10.2 (2013-08-29)
470======================
471        -- fix connection error with unicode user name
472        -- fix vpx compilation warning
473        -- fix python 2.4 compatibility
474        -- fix handling of scaling attribute via environment override
475        -- build fix: ensure all builds include source information
476
477
478v0.10.1 (2013-08-20)
479======================
480        -- fix avcodec buffer pointer errors on some 32-bit Linux
481        -- fix invalid time convertion
482        -- fix OpenGL scaling with fractions
483        -- compilation fix for some newer versions of libav
484        -- disable OpenGL on Ubuntu 12.04 and earlier (non functional)
485        -- honour scaling at high quality settings
486        -- add ability to disable transparency via environment variable
487        -- silence PyOpenGL warnings we can do nothing about
488        -- fix CentOS 6.3 packaging dependencies
489
490
491v0.10.0 (2013-08-13)
492======================
493        -- performance: X11 shared memory (XShm) pixels transfers
494        -- performance: zero-copy window pixels to picture encoders
495        -- performance: zero copy decoded pixels to window (but not with OpenGL..)
496        -- performance: multi-threaded x264 encoding and decoding
497        -- support for speed tuning (latency vs bandwidth) with more encodings (png, jpeg, rgb)
498        -- support for grayscale and palette based png encoding
499        -- support for window and tray transparency
500        -- support webp lossless
501        -- support x264's "ultrafast" preset
502        -- support forwarding of group-leader application window information
503        -- prevent slow encoding from creating backlogs
504        -- OpenGL accelerated client rendering enabled by default wherever supported
505        -- register as a generic URL handler
506        -- fullscreen toggle support
507        -- stricter Cython code
508        -- better handling of sound buffering and overruns
509        -- better OSX support, handle UI stalls more gracefully, system trays
510        -- experimental support for a Qt based client
511        -- support for different window layouts with custom widgets
512        -- basic support of OSX shadow servers
513        -- don't try to synchronize with clipboards that do not exist (for shadow servers mostly)
514        -- refactoring: move features and components to sub-modules
515        -- refactoring: split X11 bindings from pure gtk code
516        -- refactoring: codecs split encoding and decoding side
517        -- refactoring: move more common code to utility classes
518        -- refactoring: remove direct dependency on gobject in many places
519        -- refactoring: platform code better separated
520        -- refactoring: move wimpiggy inside xpra, delete parti
521        -- export and expose more version information (x264/vpx/webp/PIL, OpenGL..)
522        -- export compiler information with build (Cython, C compiler, etc)
523        -- export much more debugging information about system state and statistics
524        -- simplify non-UI subcommands and their packets, also use rencode ("xpra info", "xpra version", etc)
525
526
527v0.9.8 (2013-07-29)
528======================
529        -- fix client workarea size change detection (again)
530        -- fix crashes handling info requests
531        -- fix Ubuntu raring clients: must use Xvfb
532        -- fix server hangs due to sound cleanup deadlock
533        -- use lockless window video decoder cleanup (much faster)
534        -- speedup server startup when no XAUTHORITY file exists yet
535
536
537v0.9.7 (2013-07-16)
538======================
539        -- fix error in sound cleanup code
540        -- fix network threads accounting
541        -- fix missing window icons
542        -- fix client availability of remote session start feature
543
544
545v0.9.6 (2013-06-30)
546======================
547        -- fix client exit lockups on MS Windows
548        -- fix lost clicks on some popup menus (mostly with MS Windows clients)
549        -- fix client workarea size change detection
550        -- fix reading of unique "machine-id" on posix
551        -- fix window reference leak for windows we fail to manage
552        -- fix compatibility with pillow (PIL fork)
553        -- fix session-info window graphs jumping (smoother motion)
554        -- fix webp loading code for non-Linux posix systems
555        -- fix window group-leader attribute setting
556        -- fix man page indentation
557        -- fix variable test vs use (correctness only)
558        -- static binary builds updates: Python 2.7.5, flac 1.3, PyOpenGL 3.1, numpy 1.7.1, webp 0.3.1, libav 9.7
559        -- static binary builds switched to using pillow instead of PIL
560        -- forward compatibility with future "xpra info" namespace changes
561
562
563v0.9.5 (2013-06-06)
564======================
565        -- fix auto-refresh: don't refresh unnecessarily
566        -- fix wrong initial timeout when ssh takes a long time to connect
567        -- fix client monitor/resolution size change detection
568        -- fix attributes reported to clients when encoding overrides are used
569        -- Gentoo ebuild uses virtual to allow one to choose pillow or PIL
570
571
572v0.9.4 (2013-05-27)
573======================
574        -- revert cursor scaling fix which broke other applications
575        -- fix auto refresh mis-firing
576        -- fix type (atom) of the X11 visual property we expose
577
578
579v0.9.3 (2013-05-20)
580======================
581        -- fix clipboard for *nix clients
582        -- fix selection timestamp parsing
583        -- fix crash due to logging code location
584        -- fix pixel area request dimensions for lossless edges
585        -- fix advertized tray visual property
586        -- fix cursors are too small with some applications
587        -- fix crash when low level debug code is enabled
588        -- reset cursors when disabling cursor forwarding
589        -- workaround invalid window size hints
590
591
592v0.9.2 (2013-05-13)
593======================
594        -- fix double error when loading build information (missing about dialog)
595        -- fix and simplify build "clean" subcommand
596        -- fix OpenGL rendering alignment for padded rowstrides case
597        -- fix potential double error when tray initialization fails
598        -- fix window static properties usage
599
600
601v0.9.1 (2013-05-08)
602======================
603        -- honour initial client window's requested position
604        -- fix for hidden appindicator
605        -- fix string formatting error in non-cython fallback math code
606        -- fix error if ping packets fail from the start
607        -- fix for windows without a valid window-type (ie: shadows)
608        -- fix OpenGL missing required feature detection (and add debug)
609        -- add required CentOS RPM libXfont dependency
610        -- tag our /etc configuration files in RPM spec file
611
612
613v0.9.0 (2013-04-25)
614======================
615        -- fix focus problems with old Xvfb display servers
616        -- fix RPM SELinux labelling of static codec builds (CentOS)
617        -- fix CentOS 5.x compatibility
618        -- fix Python 2.4 and 2.5 compatibility (many)
619        -- fix clipboard with MS Windows clients
620        -- fix failed server upgrades killing the virtual display
621        -- fix screenshot command with "OR" windows
622        -- fix support for "OR" windows that move and resize
623        -- IPv6 server support
624        -- support for many more audio codecs: flac, opus, wavpack, wav, speex
625        -- support starting remote sessions with "xpra start"
626        -- support for Xdummy with CentOS 6.4 onwards
627        -- add --log-file command line option
628        -- add clipboard regex string filtering
629        -- add clipboard transfer in progress animation via system tray
630        -- detect broken/slow connections and temporarily grey out windows
631        -- reduce regular packet header sizes using numeric lookup tables
632        -- allow more options in xpra config and launcher files
633        -- MS Windows fixes for Caps Lock and Num Lock synchronization
634        -- MS Windows and OSX builds trim the amount of GStreamer plugins shipped
635        -- MS Windows, OSX and static codec builds (Ubuntu Lucid, Debian Squeeze) updated to libav 9.4
636        -- MS Windows and OSX builds updated to use Python 2.7.4
637        -- MS Windows library updates (pyasn1, numpy, webp)
638        -- OSX library updates (mpfr, x264, pyasn1, numpy, webp), fixed sound packaging
639        -- safer test for windows to ignore (window IDs starts at 1 again)
640        -- expose more version and statistical data via xpra info
641        -- improved OpenGL client rendering (still disabled by default)
642        -- upgrade to rencode 1.0.2
643
644
645v0.8.8 (2013-03-07)
646======================
647        -- fix server deadlock on dead connections
648        -- fix compatibility with older versions of Python
649        -- fix sound capture script usage via command line
650        -- fix screen number preserve code
651        -- fix error in logs in shadow mode
652
653
654v0.8.7 (2013-02-27)
655======================
656        -- fix x264 crash with older versions of libav
657        -- fix 32-bit builds breakage introduce by python2.4 fix in 0.8.6
658        -- fix missing sound forwarding when using the GUI launcher
659        -- fix microphone forwarding errors
660        -- fix client window properties store
661        -- fix first workspace not preserved and other workspace issues
662        -- fix GStreamer-Info.exe output
663        -- avoid creating unused hidden "group" windows on MS Windows clients
664
665
666v0.8.6 (2013-02-22)
667======================
668        -- fix launcher on MS Windows, better SSH support
669        -- fix python2.4 compatibility in icon grabbing code
670        -- fix libav compatibility on MS Windows with VisualStudio
671        -- fix exit message location
672        -- prevent invalid Python bindings version from being included in the MS Windows installer
673
674
675v0.8.5 (2013-02-17)
676======================
677        -- fix server crash with transient windows
678
679
680v0.8.4 (2013-02-13)
681======================
682        -- fix hello packet encoding bug
683        -- fix colours in launcher and session-info windows
684
685
686v0.8.3 (2013-02-12)
687======================
688        -- Python 2.4 compatiblity fixes (CentOS 5.x)
689        -- fix static builds of vpx and x264
690
691
692v0.8.2 (2013-02-10)
693======================
694        -- fix libav uninitialized structure crash
695        -- fix warning on installations without sound libraries
696        -- fix warning when pulseaudio utils are not installed
697        -- fix delta compression race
698        -- fix the return of some ghost windows
699        -- stop pulseaudio on exit, warn if it fails to start
700        -- re-enable system tray forwarding, fix location conflicts
701        -- osx fixes: encodings wrongly grayed out
702        -- osx features: add sound and speed menus
703        -- remove spurious "too many receivers" warnings
704
705
706v0.8.1 (2013-02-04)
707======================
708        -- fix server daemonize on some platforms
709        -- fix server SSH support on platforms with old versions of glib
710        -- fix "xpra upgrade" closing applications
711        -- fix detection of almost-lossless frames with x264
712        -- fix starting of a duplicate pulseaudio server on upgrade
713        -- fix debian packaging: lint warnings, add missing sound dependencies
714        -- fix compatibility with older versions of pulseaudio (pactl)
715        -- fix session-info window when a tray is being forwarded
716        -- remove warning on builds with limited encoding support
717        -- disable tray forwarding by default as it causes problems with some apps
718        -- rename "Quality" to "Min Quality" in tray menu
719        -- update to Cython 0.18 for binary builds
720        -- fix rpm packaging: remove unusable modules
721
722
723v0.8.0 (2013-01-31)
724======================
725        -- fix modal windows support
726        -- fix default mouse cursor: now uses the client's default cursor
727        -- fix "double-apple" in menu on OSX
728        -- fix short lived windows: avoid doing unnecessary work, avoid re-registering handlers
729        -- fix limit the number of raw packets per client to prevent DoS via memory exhaustion
730        -- fix authentication: ensure salt is per connection
731        -- fix for ubuntu global application menus
732        -- fix proxy handling of deadly signals
733        -- fix pixel queue size calculations used for performance tuning decisions
734        -- fix ^C exit on MS Windows: ensure we do cleanup the system tray on exit
735        -- edge resistance for colourspace conversion level changes to prevent yoyo effect
736        -- more aggressive picture quality tuning
737        -- better CPU utilization
738        -- new command line options and tray menu to trade latency for bandwidth
739        -- x264 disable unecessary I-frames and avoid IDR frames
740        -- performance and latency optimizations in critical sections
741        -- avoid server loops: prevent the client from connecting to itself
742        -- group windows according to the remote application they belong to
743        -- sound forwarding (initial code, high latency)
744        -- faster and more reliable client and server exit (from signal or otherwise)
745        -- SSH support on MS Windows
746        -- "xpra shadow" mode to clone an existing X11 display (compositors not supported yet)
747        -- support for delta pixels mode (most useful for shadow mode)
748        -- avoid warnings and X11 errors with the screenshot command
749        -- better mouse cursor support: send cursors by name so their size matches the client's settings
750        -- mitigate bandwidth eating cursor change storms: introduce simple cursor update batching
751        -- support system tray icon forwarding (limited)
752        -- preserve window workspace
753        -- AES packet encryption for TCP mode (without key secure exchange for now)
754        -- launcher entry box for username in SSH mode
755        -- launcher improvements: highlight the password field if needed, prevent warnings, etc
756        -- better window manager specification compatibility (for broken applications or toolkits)
757        -- use lossless encoders more aggressively when possible
758        -- new x264 tuning options: profiles to use and thresholds
759        -- better detection of dead server sockets: retry and remove them if needed
760        -- improved session information dialog and graphs
761        -- more detailed hierarchical per-window details via "xpra info"
762        -- send window icons in dedicated compressed packet (smaller new-window packets, faster)
763        -- detect overly large main packets
764        -- partial/initial Java/AWT keyboard support
765        -- py2exe, ebuild and distutils improvements: faster and cleaner builds, discarding unwanted modules
766        -- OSX and MS Windows build updates: newer py2app, gtk-mac-bundler, pywin32 and support libraries
767        -- OSX command line path fix
768        -- updated libx264 and libav on OSX
769        -- updated Cython to 0.17.4 for all binary builds
770
771
772v0.7.8 (2013-01-15)
773======================
774        -- fix xsettings integer parsing
775        -- fix 'quality' command line option availability check
776        -- workaround Ubuntu's global menus
777        -- better compatibility with old servers: don't send new xsettings format
778        -- avoid logging for normal "clipboard is disabled" case
779
780
781v0.7.7 (2013-01-03)
782======================
783        -- fix quality menu
784        -- fix for clients not using rencoder (ie: Java, Android..)
785        -- fix pixel queue size accounting
786
787
788v0.7.6 (2013-01-01)
789======================
790        -- fix tray options meant to be unusable until connected
791        -- fix auto refresh delay
792        -- fix missing first bell in error case
793        -- fix potential DoS in client disconnection accounting
794        -- fix network calls coming from wrong thread in error case
795        -- fix unlikely locking issue and reduce lock hold time
796        -- fix disconnect all connected clients cleanly
797        -- fix clipboard flag handling
798        -- fix Mac OSX path with spaces handling
799        -- fix server minimum window dimensions with video encoders
800        -- don't bother trying to auto-refresh in lossless modes
801
802
803v0.7.5 (2012-12-06)
804======================
805        -- fix crash on empty keysym
806        -- fix potential division by zero
807        -- fix network queue access from invalid thread
808        -- fix cleanup code on upgrade corner cases
809        -- fix keyboard layout change detection
810        -- try harder to apply keymaps when the number of free keycodes are limited
811
812
813v0.7.4 (2012-11-16)
814======================
815        -- avoid crash with configure events on windows being destroyed
816        -- fix 100% cpu usage with python2.6 server started with no child
817
818
819v0.7.3 (2012-11-08)
820======================
821        -- fix crash with unknown X11 keysyms
822        -- avoid error with focus being given to a destroyed window
823        -- honour window aspect ratio
824
825
826v0.7.2 (2012-11-07)
827======================
828        -- fix version string hiding ssh password prompt
829        -- fix focus handling for applications setting XWMHints.input to False (ie: Java)
830        -- fix ssh shared connection mode: do not kill it on Ctrl-C
831        -- fix sanitization of aspect ratio hints
832        -- fix undefined variable exception in window setup/cleanup code
833        -- fix undefined variable exception in window damage code
834        -- fix dimensions used for calculating the optimal picture encoding
835        -- reduce Xdummy memory usage by limitting to lower maxmimum resolutions
836
837
838v0.7.1 (2012-10-21)
839======================
840        -- fix division by zero in graphs causing displayed information to stall
841        -- fix multiple tray shown when using the launcher and password authentication fails
842        -- fix override redirect windows cleanup code
843        -- fix keyboard mapping for AltGr with old versions of X11 server
844        -- fix for Mac OSX zero keycode (letter 'a')
845        -- fix for invalid modifiers: try harder to apply valid mappings
846        -- fix gtk import warning with text clients (xpra version, xpra info)
847
848
849v0.7.0 (2012-10-08)
850======================
851        -- Mac DMG client download
852        -- Android APK download
853        -- fix "AltGr" key handling with MS Windows clients (and others)
854        -- fix crash with x264 encoding
855        -- fix crash with fast disappearing tooltip windows
856        -- avoid storing password in a file when using the launcher (except on MS Windows)
857        -- many latency fixes and improvements: lower latency, better line congestion handling, etc
858        -- lower client latency: decompress pictures in a dedicated thread (including rgb24+zlib)
859        -- better launcher command feedback
860        -- better automatic compression heuristics
861        -- support for Xdummy on platforms with only a suid binary installed
862        -- support for 'webp' lossy picture encoding (better and faster than jpeg)
863        -- support fixed picture quality with x264, webp and jpeg (via command line and tray menu)
864        -- support for multiple "start-child" options in config files or command line
865        -- more reliable auto-refresh
866        -- performance optimizations: caching results, avoid unnecessary video encoder re-initialization
867        -- faster re-connection (skip keyboard re-configuration)
868        -- better isolation of the virtual display process and child processes
869        -- show performance statistics graphs on session info dialog (click to save)
870        -- start with compression enabled, even for initial packet
871        -- show more version and client information in logs and via "xpra info"
872        -- client launcher improvements: prevent logging conflict, add version info
873        -- large source layout cleanup, compilation warnings fixed
874
875
876v0.6.4 (2012-10-05)
877======================
878        -- fix bencoder to properly handle dicts with non-string keys
879        -- fix swscale bug with windows that are too small by switch encoding
880        -- fix locking of video encoder resizing leading to missing video frames
881        -- fix crash with compression turned off: fix unicode encoding
882        -- fix lack of locking sometimes causing errors with "xpra info"
883        -- fix password file handling: exceptions and ignore carriage returns
884        -- prevent races during setup and cleanup of network connections
885        -- take shortcut if there is nothing to send
886
887
888v0.6.3 (2012-09-27)
889======================
890        -- fix memory leak in server after client disconnection
891        -- fix launcher: clear socket timeout once connected and add missing options
892        -- fix potential bug in network code (prevent disconnection)
893        -- enable auto-refresh by default since we now use a lossy encoder by default
894
895
896v0.6.2 (2012-09-25)
897======================
898        -- fix missing key frames with x264/vpx: always reset the video encoder when we skip some frames (forces a new key frame)
899        -- fix server crash on invalid keycodes (zero or negative)
900        -- fix latency: isolate per-window latency statistics from each other
901        -- fix latency: ensure we never record zero or even negative decode time
902        -- fix refresh: server error was causing refresh requests to be ignored
903        -- fix window options handling: using it for more than one value would fail
904        -- fix video encoder/windows dimensions mismatch causing missing key frames
905        -- fix damage options merge code (options were being squashed)
906        -- ensure that small lossless regions do not cancel the auto-refresh timer
907        -- restore protocol main packet compression and single chunk sending
908        -- drop unnecessary OpenGL dependencies from some deb/rpm packages
909
910
911v0.6.1 (2012-09-14)
912======================
913        -- fix compress clipboard data (previous fix was ineffectual)
914        -- fix missing damage data queue statistics (was causing latency issues)
915        -- use memory aligned allocations for colourspace conversion
916
917
918v0.6.0 (2012-09-08)
919======================
920        -- fix launcher: don't block the UI whilst connecting, and use a lower timeout, fix icon lookup on *nix
921        -- fix clipboard contents too big (was causing connection drops): try to compress them and just drop them if they are still too big
922        -- x264 or vpx are now the default encodings (if available)
923        -- compress rgb24 pixel data with zlib from the damage thread (rather than later in the network layer)
924        -- better build environment detection
925        -- experimental multi-user support (see --enable-sharing)
926        -- better, more accurate "xpra info" statistics (per encoding, etc)
927        -- tidy up main source directory
928        -- simplify video encoders/decoders setup and cleanup code
929        -- many debian build files updates
930        -- remove 'nogil' switch (as 'nogil' is much faster)
931        -- test all socket types with automated tests
932
933
934v0.5.4 (2012-09-08)
935======================
936        -- fix man page typo
937        -- fix non bash login shell compatibility
938        -- fix xpra screenshot argument parsing error handling
939        -- fix video encoding mismatch when switching encoding
940        -- fix ssh mode on OpenBSD
941
942
943v0.5.3 (2012-09-05)
944======================
945        -- zlib compatibility fix: use chunked decompression when supported (newer versions)
946
947
948v0.5.2 (2012-08-29)
949======================
950        -- fix xpra launcher icon lookup on *nix
951        -- fix big clipboard packets causing disconnection: just drop them instead
952        -- fix zlib compression in raw packet mode: ensure we always flush the buffer for each chunk
953        -- force disconnection after irrecoverable network parsing error
954        -- fix window refresh: do not skip all windows after a hidden one!
955        -- Fedora 16 freshrpms spec file fix: build against rpmfusion despite more limited csc features
956
957
958v0.5.1 (2012-08-25)
959======================
960        -- fix xpra_launcher
961        -- fix DPI issue with Xdummy: set virtual screen to 96dpi by default
962        -- avoid looping forever doing maths on 'infinity' value
963        -- fix incomplete cloning of attributes causing default values to be used for batch configuration
964        -- damage data queue batch factor was being calculated but not used
965        -- ensure we update the data we use for calculations (was always using zero value)
966        -- ensure "send_bell" is initialized before use
967        -- add missing path string in warning message
968        -- fix test code compatibility with older xpra versions
969        -- statistics shown for 'damage_packet_queue_pixels' were incorrect
970
971
972v0.5.0 (2012-08-20)
973======================
974        -- new packet encoder written in C (much faster and data is now smaller too)
975        -- read provided /etc/xpra/xpra.conf and user's own ~/.xpra/xpra.conf
976        -- support Xdummy out of the box on platforms with recent enough versions of Xorg (and not installed suid)
977        -- pass dpi to server and allow clients to specify dpi on the command line
978        -- fix xsettings endianness problems
979        -- fix clipboard tokens sent twice on start
980        -- new command line options and UI to disable notifications forwarding, cursors and bell
981        -- MS Windows clients can now choose the remote clipboard they sync with ('clipboard', 'primary' or 'secondary')
982        -- x264: adapt colourspace conversion, encoding speed and picture quality according to link and encoding/decoding performance
983        -- automatically change video encoding: handle small region updates (ie: blinking cursor or spinner) without doing a full video frame refresh
984        -- fairer window batching calculations, better performance over low latency links and bandwidth constrained links
985        -- lower tcp socket connection timeout (10 seconds)
986        -- better compression of cursor data
987        -- log date and time with messages, better log messages (ie: "Ignoring ClientMessage..")
988        -- send more client and server version information (python, gtk, etc)
989        -- build cleanups: let distutils clean take care of removing all generated .c files
990        -- code cleanups: move all win32 specific headers to win32 tree, fix vpx compilation warnings, whitespace, etc
991        -- more reliable MS Windows build: detect missing/wrong DLLs and abort
992        -- removed old "--no-randr" option
993        -- drop compatibility with versions older than 0.3: we now assume the "raw_packets" feature is supported
994
995
996v0.4.2 (2012-08-16)
997======================
998
999        -- fix clipboard atom packing (was more noticeable with qt and Java applications)
1000        -- fix clipboard selection for non X11 clients: only 'multiple' codepath requires X11 bindings
1001        -- fix python3 build
1002        -- fix potential double free in x264 error path
1003        -- fix logging format error on "window dimensions have changed.." (parameter grouping was wrong)
1004        -- fix colour bleeding with x264 (ie: green on black text)
1005        -- remove incorrect and unnecessary callback to setup_xprops which may have caused the pulseaudio flag to use the wrong value
1006        -- delay 'check packet size' to allow the limit to be raised - important over slower links where it triggers more easily
1007
1008
1009v0.4.1 (2012-07-31)
1010======================
1011        -- fix clipboard bugs
1012        -- fix batch delay calculations with multiple windows
1013        -- fix tests (update import statements)
1014        -- robustify cython version string parsing
1015        -- fix source files changed detection during build
1016
1017
1018v0.4.0 (2012-07-23)
1019======================
1020        -- fix client application resizing its own window
1021        -- fix window dimensions hints not applied
1022        -- fix memleak in x264 cleanup code
1023        -- fix xpra command exit code (more complete fix)
1024        -- fix latency bottleneck in processing of damage requests
1025        -- fix free uninitialized pointers in video decoder initialization error codepath
1026        -- fix x264 related crash when resizing windows to one pixel width or height
1027        -- fix accounting of client decode time: ignore figure in case of decoding error
1028        -- fix subversion build information detection on MS Windows
1029        -- fix some binary packages which were missing some menu icons
1030        -- restore keyboard compatiblity code for MS Windows and OSX clients
1031        -- use padded buffers to prevent colourspace conversion from reading random memory
1032        -- release Python's GIL during vpx and x264 compression and colourspace conversion
1033        -- better UI launcher: UI improvements, detect encodings, fix standalone/win32 usage, minimize window once the client has started
1034        -- "xpra stop" disconnects all potential clients cleanly before exiting
1035        -- x264 uses memory aligned buffer for better performance
1036        -- avoid vpx/x264 overhead for very small damage regions
1037        -- detect dead connection with ping packets: disconnect if echo not received
1038        -- force a full refresh when the encoding is changed
1039        -- more dynamic framerate performance adjustments, based on more metrics
1040        -- new menu option to toggle keyboard sync at runtime
1041        -- vpx/x264 runtime imports: detect broken installations and warn, but ignore when the codec is simply not installed
1042        -- enable environment debugging for damage batching via "XPRA_DEBUG_LATENCY" env variable
1043        -- simplify build by using setup file to generate all constants
1044        -- text clients now ignore packets they are not meant to handle
1045        -- removed compression menu since the default is good enough
1046        -- "xpra info" reports all build version information
1047        -- report server pygtk/gtk versions and show them on session info dialog and "xpra info"
1048        -- ignore dependency issues during sdist/clean phase of build
1049        -- record more statistics (mostly latency) in test reports
1050        -- documentation and logging added to code, moved test code out of main packages
1051        -- better MS Windows installer graphics
1052        -- include distribution name in RPM version/filename
1053        -- CentOS 6 RPMs now depends on libvpx rather than a statically linked library
1054        -- CentOS static ffmpeg build with memalign for better performance
1055        -- debian: build with hardening features
1056        -- debian: don't record as modified the files we know we modify during debian build
1057        -- MS Windows build: allow user to set --without-vpx / --without-x264 in the batch file
1058        -- MS Windows build fix: simpler/cleaner build for vpx/x264's codec.pyd
1059        -- no longer bundle parti window manager
1060
1061
1062v0.3.3 (2012-07-10)
1063======================
1064        -- do not try to free the empty x264/vpx buffers after a decompression failure
1065        -- fix xpra command exit code (zero) when no error occurred
1066        -- fix Xvfb deadlock on shutdown
1067        -- fix wrongly removing unix domain socket on startup failure
1068        -- fix wrongly killing Xvfb on startup failure
1069        -- fix race in network code and meta data packets
1070        -- ensure clients use raw_packets if the server supports it (fixes 'gibberish' compressed packet errors)
1071        -- fix screen resolution reported by the server
1072        -- fix maximum packet size check wrongly dropping valid connections
1073        -- honour the --no-tray command line argument
1074        -- detect Xvfb startup failures and avoid taking over other displays
1075        -- don't record invalid placeholder value for "server latency"
1076        -- fix missing "damage-sequence" packet for sequence zero
1077        -- fix window focus with some Tk based application (ie: git gui)
1078        -- prevent large clipboard packets from causing the connection to drop
1079        -- fix for connection with older clients and server without raw packet support and rgb24 encoding
1080        -- high latency fix: reduce batch delay when screen updates slow down
1081        -- non-US keyboard layout fix
1082        -- correctly calculate min_batch_delay shown in statistics via "xpra info"
1083        -- require x264-libs for x264 support on Fedora
1084
1085
1086v0.3.2 (2012-06-04)
1087======================
1088        -- fix missing 'a' key using OS X clients
1089        -- fix debian packaging for xpra_launcher
1090        -- fix unicode decoding problems in window title
1091        -- fix latency issue
1092
1093
1094v0.3.1 (2012-05-29)
1095======================
1096        -- fix DoS in network connections setup code
1097        -- fix for non-ascii characters in source file
1098        -- log remote IP or socket address
1099        -- more graceful disconnection of invalid clients
1100        -- updates to the man page and xpra command help page
1101        -- support running the automated tests against older versions
1102        -- "xpra info" to report the number of clients connected
1103        -- use xpra's own icon for its own windows (about and info dialogs)
1104
1105
1106v0.3.0 (2012-05-20)
1107======================
1108        -- zero-copy network code, per packet compression
1109        -- fix race causing DoS in threaded network protocol setup
1110        -- fix vpx encoder memory leak
1111        -- fix vpx/x264 decoding: recover from frame failures
1112        -- fix small per-window memory leak in server
1113        -- per-window update batching auto-tuning, which is fairer
1114        -- windows update batching now takes into account the number of pixels rather than just the number of regions to update
1115        -- support --socket-dir option over ssh
1116        -- IPv6 support using the syntax: ssh/::ffff:192.168.1.100/10 or tcp/::ffff:192.168.1.100/10000
1117        -- all commands now return a non-zero exit code in case of failure
1118        -- new "xpra info" command to report server statistics
1119        -- prettify some of the logging and error messages
1120        -- avoid doing most of the keyboard setup code when clients are in read-only mode
1121        -- Solaris build files
1122        -- automated regression and performance tests
1123        -- remove compatibility code for versions older than 0.1
1124
1125
1126v0.2.0 (2012-04-20)
1127======================
1128        -- x264 and vpx video encoding support
1129        -- gtk3 and python 3 partial support (client only - no keyboard support)
1130        -- detect missing X11 server extensions and exit with error
1131        -- X11 server no longer listens on a TCP port
1132        -- clipboard fixes for Qt/KDE applications
1133        -- option for clients not to supply any keyboard mapping data (the server will no longer complain)
1134        -- show more system version information in session information dialog
1135        -- hide window decorations for openoffice splash screen (workaround)
1136
1137
1138v0.1.0 (2012-03-21)
1139======================
1140        -- security: strict filtering of packet handlers until connection authenticated
1141        -- prevent DoS: limit number of concurrent connections attempting login (20)
1142        -- prevent DoS: limit initial packet size (memory exhaustion: 32KB)
1143        -- mmap: options to place sockets in /tmp and share mmap area across users via unix groups
1144        -- remove large amount of compatiblity code for older versions
1145        -- fix for Mac OS X clients sending hexadecimal keysyms
1146        -- fix for clipboard sharing and some applications (ie: Qt)
1147        -- notifications systems with dbus: re-connect if needed
1148        -- notifications: try not to interfere with existing notification services
1149        -- mmap: check for protected file access and ignore rather than error out (oops)
1150        -- clipboard: handle empty data rather than timing out
1151        -- spurious warnings: remove many harmless stacktraces/error messages
1152        -- detect and discard broken windows with invalid atoms, avoids vfb + xpra crash
1153        -- unpress keys all keys on start (if any)
1154        -- fix screen size check: also check vertical size is sufficient
1155        -- fix for invisible 0 by 0 windows: restore a minimum size
1156        -- fix for window dimensions causing enless resizing or missing window contents
1157        -- toggle cursors, bell and notifications by telling the server not to bother sending them, saves bandwidth
1158        -- build/deploy: don't modify file in source tree, generate it at build time only
1159        -- add missing GPL2 license file to show in about dialog
1160        -- Python 2.5: workarounds to restore support
1161        -- turn off compression over local connections (when mmap is enabled)
1162        -- Android fixes: locking, maximize, focus, window placement, handle rotation, partial non-soft keyboard support
1163        -- clients can specify maximum refresh rate and screen update batching options
1164
1165
1166v0.0.7.36 (2012-02-09)
1167======================
1168        -- fix clipboard bug which was causing Java applications to crash
1169        -- ensure we always properly disconnect previous client when new connection is accepted
1170        -- avoid warnings with Java applications, focus errors, etc
1171
1172
1173v0.0.7.35 (2012-02-01)
1174======================
1175        -- ssh password input fix
1176        -- osx dock_menu fixed
1177        -- ability to take screenshots ("xpra screenshot")
1178        -- report server version ("xpra version")
1179        -- slave windows (drop down menus, etc) now move with their parent window
1180        -- show more session statistics: damage regions per second
1181        -- posix clients no longer interfere with the GTK/X11 main loop
1182        -- ignore missing properties when they are changed, and report correct source of the problem
1183        -- code style cleanups and improvements
1184
1185
1186v0.0.7.34 (2012-01-19)
1187======================
1188        -- security: restrict access to run-xpra script (chmod)
1189        -- security: cursor data sent to the client was too big (exposing server memory)
1190        -- fix thread leak - properly this time, SIGUSR1 now dumps all threads
1191        -- off-by-one keyboard mapping error could cause modifiers to be lost
1192        -- pure python/cython method for finding modifier mappings (faster and more reliable)
1193        -- retry socket read/write after temporary error EINTR
1194        -- avoid warnings when asked to refresh windows which are now hidden
1195        -- auto-refresh was using an incorrect window size
1196        -- logging formatting fixes (only shown with logging on)
1197        -- hide picture encoding menu when mmap in use (since it is then ignored)
1198
1199
1200v0.0.7.33 (2012-01-13)
1201======================
1202        -- readonly command line option
1203        -- correctly stop all network related threads on disconnection
1204        -- faster pixel data transfers for large areas via mmap
1205        -- fix auto-refresh jpeg quality
1206        -- fix on-the-fly change of pixel encoding
1207        -- fix potential exhaustion of mmap area
1208        -- fix potential race in packet compression setup code
1209        -- keyboard: better modifiers detection, synchronization of capslock and numlock
1210        -- keyboard: support all modifiers correctly with and without keyboard-sync option
1211
1212
1213v0.0.7.32 (2011-12-08)
1214======================
1215        -- bug fix: disconnection could leave the server (and X11 server) in a broken state due to threaded UI calls
1216        -- bug fix: don't remove window focus when just any connection is lost, only when the real client goes away
1217        -- bug fix: initial windows should get focus (partial fix)
1218        -- bug fix: correctly clear focus when a window goes away
1219        -- support key repeat latency workaround without needing raw keycodes (OS X and MS Windows)
1220        -- command line switch to enable client side key repeat: "--no-keyboard-sync" (for high latency/jitter links)
1221        -- session info dialog: shows realtime connection and server details
1222        -- menu entry in system tray to raise all managed windows
1223        -- key mappings: try harder to unpress all keys before setting the new keymap
1224        -- key mappings: try to reset modifier keys as well as regular keys
1225        -- key mappings: apply keymap using Cython code rather than execing xmodmap
1226        -- key mappings: fire change callbacks only once when all the work is done
1227        -- use dbus for tray notifications if available, prefered to pynotify
1228        -- show full version information in about dialog
1229
1230
1231v0.0.7.31 (2011-11-28)
1232======================
1233        -- threaded server for much lower latency
1234        -- fast memory mapped transfers for local connections
1235        -- adaptive damage batching, fixes window refresh
1236        -- xpra "detach" command
1237        -- fixed system tray for Ubuntu clients
1238        -- fixed maximized windows on Ubuntu clients
1239
1240
1241v0.0.7.30 (2011-11-01)
1242======================
1243        -- fix for update batching causing screen corruption
1244        -- fix AttributeError jpegquality: make PIL (aka python-imaging) truly optional
1245        -- fix for jitter compensation code being a little bit too trigger-happy
1246
1247
1248v0.0.7.29 (2011-10-25)
1249======================
1250        -- fix partial packets on boundary causing connection to drop
1251        -- clipboard support on MS Windows
1252        -- support ubuntu's appindicator (yet another system tray implementation)
1253        -- improve disconnection diagnostic messages
1254        -- scale cursor down to the client's default size
1255        -- better handling of right click on system tray icon
1256        -- posix: detect when there is no DISPLAY and error out
1257        -- remove harmless warnings about missing properties on startup
1258
1259
1260v0.0.7.28 (2011-10-18)
1261======================
1262        -- much more efficient and backwards compatible network code, prevents a CPU bottleneck on the client
1263        -- forwarding of system notifications, system bell and custom cursors
1264        -- system tray menu to make it easier to change settings and disconnect
1265        -- automatically resize Xdummy to match the client's screen size whenever it changes
1266        -- PNG image compression support
1267        -- JPEG and PNG compression are now optional, only available if the Python Imaging Library is installed
1268        -- scale window icons before sending if they are too big
1269        -- fixed keyboard mapping for OSX and MS Windows clients
1270        -- compensate for line jitter causing keys to repeat
1271        -- fixed cython warnings, unused variables, etc
1272
1273
1274v0.0.7.27 (2011-09-20)
1275======================
1276        -- compatibility fix for python 2.4 (remove "with" statement)
1277        -- slow down updates from windows that refresh continuously
1278
1279
1280v0.0.7.26 (2011-09-20)
1281======================
1282        -- minor changes to support the Android client (work in progress)
1283        -- allow keyboard shortcuts to be specified, default is meta+shift+F4 to quit (disconnects client)
1284        -- clear modifiers when applying new keymaps to prevent timeouts
1285        -- reduce context switching in the network read loop code
1286        -- try harder to close connections cleanly
1287        -- removed some unused code, fixed some old test code
1288
1289
1290v0.0.7.25 (2011-08-31)
1291======================
1292        -- Proper keymap and modifiers support
1293
1294
1295v0.0.7.24 (2011-08-15)
1296======================
1297        -- Use raw keycodes whenever possible, should fix keymapping issues for all Unix-like clients
1298        -- Keyboard fixes for AltGr and special keys for non Unix-like clients
1299
1300
1301v0.0.7.23-2 (2011-07-27)
1302======================
1303        -- More keymap fixes..
1304
1305
1306v0.0.7.23 (2011-07-20)
1307======================
1308        -- Try to use setxkbmap before xkbcomp to setup the matching keyboard layout
1309        -- Handle keyval level (shifted keys) explicitly, should fix missing key mappings
1310        -- More generic option for setting window titles
1311        -- Exit if the server dies
1312
1313
1314v0.0.7.22 (2011-06-02)
1315======================
1316        -- minor fixes: jpeg, man page, etc
1317
1318
1319v0.0.7.21 (2011-05-24)
1320======================
1321  New features:
1322        -- Adaptive JPEG mode (bandwidth constrained)
1323        -- Use an existing display
1324        -- Disable randr
1325
1326
1327v0.0.7.20 (2011-05-04)
1328======================
1329        -- more reliable fix for keyboard mapping issues
1330
1331
1332v0.0.7.19 (2011-04-25)
1333======================
1334        -- xrandr support when running against Xdummy, screen resizes on demand
1335        -- fixes for keyboard mapping issues: multiple keycodes for the same key
1336
1337
1338v0.0.7.18-2 (2011-04-04)
1339======================
1340        -- Fix for older distros (like CentOS) with old versions of pycairo
1341
1342
1343v0.0.7.18 (2011-03-28)
1344======================
1345        -- Fix jpeg compression on MS Windows
1346        -- Add ability to disable clipboard code
1347        -- Updated man page
1348
1349
1350v0.0.7.17 (2011-04-04)
1351======================
1352        -- Honour the pulseaudio flag on client
1353
1354
1355v0.0.7.16 (2010-08-25)
1356======================
1357        -- Merged upstream changes
1358
1359
1360v0.0.7.15 (2010-07-01)
1361======================
1362        -- Add option to disable Pulseaudio forwarding as this can be a real network hog
1363        -- Use logging rather than print statements
1364
1365
1366v0.0.7.13 (2010-05-04)
1367======================
1368        -- Ignore minor version differences in the future (must bump to 0.0.8 to cause incompatibility error)
1369
1370
1371v0.0.7.12 (2010-03-13)
1372======================
1373        -- bump screen resolution
1374
1375
1376v0.0.7.11 (2010-01-11)
1377======================
1378        -- first rpm spec file
1379
1380
1381v0.0.7.x (2009)
1382======================
1383        -- Start of this fork
1384        -- Password file support
1385        -- Better OSX/win32 support
1386        -- JPEG compression
1387        -- Lots of small fixes
1388
1389
1390v0.0.6 (2009-03-22)
1391===================
1392
1393Xpra:
1394  New features:
1395    -- Clipboard sharing (with full X semantics).
1396    -- Icon support.
1397    -- Support for raw TCP sockets. Insecure if you don't know what
1398       you are doing.
1399
1400  Bug fixes:
1401    -- Xvfb doesn't support mouse wheels, so they still don't work in
1402       xpra. But now xpra doesn't crash if you try.
1403    -- Running FSF Emacs under xpra no longer creates an infinite loop.
1404    -- The directory that xpra was launched from is now correctly
1405       saved in ~/.xpra/run-xpra.
1406    -- Work around PyGtk weirdness that caused the server and client
1407       to sometimes ignore control-C.
1408    -- The client correctly notices keyboard layout changes.
1409    -- The client no longer crashes on keymaps in which unnamed keys
1410       are bound to modifiers.
1411    -- Workarounds are included for several buggy versions of Pyrex.
1412
1413Wimpiggy:
1414  -- Assume that EWMH-style icons have non-premultiplied alpha.
1415
1416Other:
1417  -- Add copyright comments to all source files.
1418
1419v0.0.5 (2008-11-02)
1420===================
1421
1422This release primarily contains cleanups and bugfixes for xpra.
1423
1424General:
1425  -- Logging cleanup -- all logging now goes through the Python
1426     logging framework instead of using raw 'prints'.  By default
1427     debug logging is suppressed, but can be enabled in a fine- or
1428     coarse-grained way.
1429
1430Xpra:
1431  -- Protocol changes; v0.0.5 clients can only be used with v0.0.5
1432     servers, and vice-versa.  Use 'xpra upgrade' to upgrade old
1433     servers without losing your session state.
1434  -- Man page now included.
1435  Important bug fixes:
1436  -- Qt apps formerly could not receive keyboard input due to a focus
1437     handling bug; now fixed.
1438  -- Fedora's pygtk2 has mysterious local hacks that broke xpra;
1439     a workaround is now included.
1440  UI improvements:
1441  -- 'xpra attach ssh:machine' now works out-of-the-box even if xpra
1442     is not present in the remote machine's PATH, or requires
1443     PYTHONPATH tweaks, or whatever.  (The server does still need to
1444     be running on the remote machine, though, of course.)
1445  -- Commands that connect to a running xpra server ('attach', 'stop',
1446     etc.) now can generally be used without specifying the name of
1447     the server, assuming only one server is running.  (E.g., instead
1448     of 'xpra attach :10', you can use 'xpra attach'; ditto for remote
1449     hosts, you can now use plain 'xpra attach ssh:remote'.)
1450  -- Mouse scroll wheels now supported.
1451  -- 'xpra start' can now spawn child programs directly (--with-child)
1452     and exit automatically when these children have exited
1453     (--exit-with-children).
1454  Other:
1455  -- More robust strategy for handling window stacking order.
1456     (Side-effect: the xpra client no longer requires you to be using
1457     an EWMH-compliant window manager.)
1458  -- The xpra client no longer crashes when receiving an unknown key
1459     event (e.g. a multimedia key).
1460  -- Very brief transient windows (e.g., tooltips) no longer create
1461     persistent "litter" on the screen.
1462  -- Windows with non-empty X borders (e.g., xterm popup menus) are
1463     now handled properly.
1464  -- Withdrawn windows no longer reappear after 'xpra upgrade'.
1465
1466Wimpiggy:
1467  -- Do not segfault when querying the tree structure of destroyed
1468     windows.
1469  -- Other bugfixes.
1470
1471Parti:
1472  -- No changes.
1473
1474v0.0.4 (2008-04-04)
1475===================
1476
1477Xpra:
1478  -- Protocol changes break compatibility with 0.0.3, but:
1479  -- New command 'xpra upgrade', to restart/upgrade an xpra server
1480     without losing any client state.  (Won't work when upgrading from
1481     0.0.3, unfortunately, but you're covered going forward.)
1482  -- Fix bug that left stray busy-looping processes behind on server
1483     when using ssh connections.
1484  -- Export window class/instance hints (patch from Ethan Blanton).
1485  -- Hack to make backspace key work (full support for keyboard maps
1486     still TBD).
1487  -- Added discussion of xmove to README.xpra.
1488
1489Wimpiggy:
1490  -- Make compatible with current Pyrex releases (thanks to many
1491     people for reporting this).
1492  -- Work around X server bug #14648 (thanks to Ethan Blanton for help
1493     tracking this down).  This improves speed dramatically.
1494  -- Reverse-engineer X server lifetime rules for NameWindowPixmap,
1495     and handle it properly.  Also handle it lazily.  This fixes the
1496     bug where window contents stop updating.
1497  -- Avoid crashing when acknowledging damage against an
1498     already-closed window.
1499  -- Improve server extension checking (thanks to 'moreilcon' for the
1500     report).
1501  -- Remove spurious (and harmless) assertion messages when a window
1502     closes.
1503  -- Make manager selection handling fully ICCCM-compliant (in
1504     particular, we now pause properly while waiting for a previous
1505     window manager to exit).
1506  -- Make algorithm for classifying unmapped client windows fully
1507     correct.
1508  -- Reduce required version of Composite extension to 0.2.
1509
1510Parti:
1511  -- Remove a stale import that caused a crash at runtime (thanks to
1512     'astronouth7303' for the report).
1513
1514General:
1515  -- Error out build with useful error message if required packages
1516     are missing.
1517
1518Parti 0.0.3 (2008-02-20)
1519========================
1520
1521Massive refactoring occurred for this release.
1522
1523wimpiggy: The WM backend parts of Parti have been split off into a
1524separate package known as wimpiggy.  As compared to the corresponding
1525code in 0.0.2, wimpiggy 0.0.3 adds:
1526  -- Compositing support
1527  -- Model/view separation for client windows (based on compositing
1528     support)
1529  -- Improved client hint support, including icon handling, strut
1530     handling, and more correct geometry handling.
1531  -- Keybinding support
1532  -- Event dispatching that doesn't leak memory
1533  -- Better interaction with already running window managers (i.e., a
1534     --replace switch as seen in metacity etc.)
1535
1536parti: This package will eventually become the real window manager,
1537but for now is essentially a testbed for wimpiggy.
1538
1539xpra: This is a new, independent program dependent on wimpiggy (which
1540is why wimpiggy had to be split out).  It implements 'screen for X' --
1541letting one run applications remotely that can be detached and then
1542re-attached without losing state.  This is the first release, but
1543while not perfect, it is substantially usable.
1544
1545general: The test runner was hacked to share a single X/D-Bus session
1546across multiple tests.  This speeds up the test suite by a factor of
1547~3, but seems to be buggy and fragile and may be reverted in the
1548future.
1549
1550Parti 0.0.2 (2007-10-26)
1551========================
1552
1553This release adds a mostly comprehensive test suite, plus fixes a lot
1554of bugs.  Still only useful for experimentation and hacking.
1555
1556'python setup.py sdist' sort of works now.
1557
1558Parti 0.0.1 (2007-08-10)
1559========================
1560
1561Initial release.
1562
1563Contains basic window manager functionality, including a fair amount
1564of compliance to ICCCM/EWMH, focus handling, etc., and doesn't seem to
1565crash in basic testing.
1566
1567Doesn't do much useful with this; only a simple placeholder layout
1568manager is included, and only skeleton of virtual desktop support is
1569yet written.
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