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