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05/31/15 10:38:13 (4 years ago)
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Antoine Martin
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    1010It took a lot longer than planned, but it is finally here and we think it was worth the wait.
    11 The fact that the 0.14 LTS branch will continue to be supported for a while allows us to drop compatibility with older platforms, remove workarounds and the ugly code that goes with it.
     11The fact that the 0.14 LTS branch will continue to be supported for a while allowed us to drop compatibility with older platforms, remove workarounds and the ugly code that goes with it. This new release also received more regression testing than any release before it.
    1212
    1313Here are the most noteworthy features and changes:
     
    1919 * YUV444 mode (no colour subsampling)
    2020* [/wiki/Encodings/vpx libvpx] 1.4 and VP9 support (#832): with the proper configuration, VP9 is now competitive with x264 and allows us to provide a fast and free-software compatible encoding!
     21* Sound is now handled out of process, which makes it more reliable (#669 fixes some crashes with the clipboard) and less susceptible to latency jitters in the main process (and we should have audio-video synchronization in the next release: #839), you can also select the sound source (#673, ie: use alsa instead of pulseaudio), and you can start with sound turned off and start it up later (rather than having it on or off globally), the sound bandwidth is shown on the session information bandwidth graphs
    2122* Remote client logging (#786): forwards the client's log messages to the server (enabled by default with OSX and MS Windows clients, but disabled in the default server configuration)
    2223* Window management (#775 and many other tickets): still working towards a more standards compliant window manager implementation
     
    2627 * centos 5.x because of its older Python 2.4
    2728 * Ubuntu Precise and Debian Wheezy because we no longer support their version of libav (though it is still possible to build and run xpra without it)
    28 * Sound is now handled out of process, which makes it more reliable (#669 fixes some crashes with the clipboard) and less susceptible to latency jitters in the main process (and we should have audio-video synchronization in the next release: #839)
    29 * Picture encoding improvements, ie: multi-delta regions (#756 minimizes the bandwidth used by browsers unnecessarily repainting the screen)
     29* Picture encoding improvements, ie: faster image re-striding, multi-delta regions (#756 minimizes the bandwidth used by browsers unnecessarily repainting the screen)
    3030* You can now start new commands in an existing session from the tray (#638 - this is disabled by default), or via the "xpra control" interface
     31* The automatic window downscaling can now be controlled from the command line (#692)
     32* We now include the manual in HTML format in the OSX image and MS Windows installers
     33* Better window grouping on MS Windows when forwarding multiple applications (#799 requires Windows 7 and later)
     34* More unit tests and regression testing (#660, #177)
     35* Improved logging, bug reports, error messages, etc..
    3136
    3237There are many other changes under the hood too, too many to list here.