[CentOS-devel] NX : centos-extras versus EPEL

Sat Mar 1 22:51:13 UTC 2014
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On Sat, Mar 1, 2014 at 1:48 PM, Ljubomir Ljubojevic <centos at plnet.rs> wrote:
> On 03/01/2014 08:24 PM, Scott Dowdle wrote:
>> Greetings,
>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> I know a number of people have been using the nx/freenx packages
>>> available from the centos-extras repo. Now, EPEL recently started
>>> distributing NX packages. When you run 'yum update' with epel
>>> enabled, it will replace CentOS' nx as seen here:
>>> http://pastebin.centos.org/8101/
>>> Have any of you tried EPEL's version? If so, can you share your
>>> findings?
>>> The open-source edition of NX (version 3.5.x) is virtually static
>>> because there would not be updates from NoMachine. I don't know if
>>> EPEL made any changes/additions to what CentOS offers.
>> All of the nx stuff in EPEL, so far as I know, is in support of x2go.  x2go basically picks up the ball where freenx/opennx left off.  x2go.org  It was a new feature in Fedora 20, then added to Fedora 19 and EPEL 6.
>> TYL,
> +1
> I started using x2go a week ago and it is good. You can even use it
> instead of Teamviewer/VNC, Desktop sharing. I think there is some kind
> of proxy/redirection feature (Teamviewer-like connections behind the
> firewall) , but I am not sure, still learning about it.

Yes, I've been using both x2go and freenx/NX for a while.  The new nx
libs don't break freenx.  You can't intermix the client/servers but
both freenx and x2o can coexist concurrently with sessions with their
respective clients.    On OSX mountain lion the NX3.x client doesn't
work and I don't particularly like the NX4 version, so x2go seems
nicer there, and the windows client lets you resize on the fly, which
is nice too.  There are some quirks like controlling the display
number to avoid conflicts when connecting to multiple hosts that I'm
still working out but mostly they seem at least equivalent and x2go is
all open source, even the client side.

   Les Mikesell
     lesmikesell at gmail.com