[CentOS] freenx-0.5.0-8.c4.noarch.rpm is in testing

Mon Apr 17 20:45:09 UTC 2006
Craig White <craigwhite at azapple.com>

On Fri, 2006-04-14 at 07:39 -0500, Johnny Hughes wrote:
> We have created a new version of freenx (freenx-0.5.0-8.c4.noarch.rpm)
> and moved it to the testing repo.
> This is based on the code displayed at the LWE in San Francisco ...
> http://lwn.net/Articles/146825/
> http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/8489
> (though it is not officially released as stable by the freenx people)
> This version should handle printing and reconnecting to running sessions
> much better.
> Running sessions (on the nx server, that is the machine you are
> connecting to) are stored in "/var/lib/nxserver/db/running" ... if you
> have been disconnected in the past, there may be several old sessions
> out there that need to be cleaned up ... go remove the sessions that are
> invalid (all of them in that directory if you do not have any open
> sessions to that server).  There is no real auto cleanup of these if
> your session breaks ... I will try to develop something that works
> later. In the meantime, if you session list is to big and some are dead,
> you will have to delete them manually.
> This version also allows rootless mode, which is faster compression.
> So far, this is a major improvement to my user experience for NX.
> ------------------
> Copy the testing CentOS-Testing.repo file from here:
> http://dev.centos.org/centos/4/
> to /etc/yum.repos.d/ , then use this command to install freenx:
> yum --enablerepo=c4-testing install freenx nx
> Report issues with this to the freeenx tracker here:
> http://bugs.centos.org/view.php?id=1307
> -------------------
> A guide for setting up the NoMachine client (to connect to the freenx
> server, if you installed it) is here:
> http://fedoranews.org/contributors/rick_stout/freenx/
> (you only need to do the client items, as the server is taken care of
> with the above yum install).
fwiw - I just downloaded and installed last night so I don't have much
history to report but I did install freenx-0.5.0-8 last night, rebooted,
deleted all the old sessions and connected and worked fine until earlier
today when I lost power on my home system (the remote). I fired back up
and resumed the session without issue and I am very happy about that as
that was one of the issues (resuming sessions) so in that regard, any
improvement is appreciated. Also, I no longer get the errors on login
which I am sure were caused by my trying to use remote cups but I
haven't read a thing about configuration so the errors are gone but it's
obvious that cups doesn't automatically configure remote printers ;-( so
I will probably have to read up on this to see if I have a chance to
print on my home printer from the remote freenx server.

Things definitely 'seem' better anyway