On Thu, 2013-11-07 at 13:50 -0500, Fred Smith wrote: > On Thu, Nov 07, 2013 at 10:51:48AM -0500, Cal Webster wrote: > > rdesktop has been spewing error messages since the update to CentOS 6.4. > > Aside from the continuous stream of errors in the terminal window from > > which it was launched, there are a number of usability issues in the > > remote session. The pointer does not change shape when moving over > > various window components such as column separators, window borders, > > etc. The background doesn't refresh within scroll bars, making it > > difficult to tell where the scroll handle is. We've also found that MS > > Visio will crash and hang the remote system if run within rdesktop. > > Other strange phenomenon are also manifest in various applications. In > > short, rdesktop 1.6.0-10 is buggy and unstable. See this upstream bug > > report for more: > > > > Bug 914279 - regression in 1.6.0-10.el6: Mousepointer and selections not > > drawn properly > > https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=914279 > > there is a newer version upstream (meaning the author's web site), but > I don't know if it solves these problems. > > 1.8.0 is available from http://www.rdesktop.org/#download > > I know, we all hate to override the package manager with un-packaged > programs, but sometimes you just gotta. > It quickly becomes impossible to manage anything more than a handful of systems without a reliable package management system. Unmanaged apps suck away valuable time. I'm sure the latest-and-greatest will make its way into Fedora where a maintainer will re-package it into an RPM. For now, I'm happy to rebuild the Fedora SRPM until and upstream (Red Hat) SRPM is published. As I indicated, it's trivial to rebuild.