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