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mikewillis
26-Sep-2011, 12:16
Anyone know why FreeRDP has appeared in the Updates channel? 'NOVELL:
Downloads - freerdp 5165'
(http://download.novell.com/Download?buildid=vniEQFsmACQ~)
It's not actually an update in the usual sense, it's a new package.

The above linked download page doesn't explain why it's been
introduced. Perhaps it's explained in the linked bug which I can't
access.

I've found it supports SSL connections, which rdesktop doesn't. I was
looking for an SSL capable RDP client for Linux last week and totally
failed to find one. So the appearance of FreeRDP in the Updates channel
is a nice coincidence.


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malcolmlewis
26-Sep-2011, 12:58
On Mon, 26 Sep 2011 11:16:03 GMT
mikewillis <mikewillis@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote:

>
> Anyone know why FreeRDP has appeared in the Updates channel? 'NOVELL:
> Downloads - freerdp 5165'
> (http://download.novell.com/Download?buildid=vniEQFsmACQ~)
> It's not actually an update in the usual sense, it's a new package.
>
> The above linked download page doesn't explain why it's been
> introduced. Perhaps it's explained in the linked bug which I can't
> access.
>
> I've found it supports SSL connections, which rdesktop doesn't. I was
> looking for an SSL capable RDP client for Linux last week and totally
> failed to find one. So the appearance of FreeRDP in the Updates
> channel is a nice coincidence.
>
>
Hi
It is meant to better than rdesktop ;)

I did build freerdp-xrdp a couple of weeks ago;
http://software.opensuse.org/search?q=freerdp-xrdp+&baseproject=ALL&lang=en&include_home=true&exclude_debug=true

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mikewillis
27-Sep-2011, 11:16
malcolmlewis;2140979 Wrote:
>
> It is meant to better than rdesktop ;)
>

So has it been introduced just because it's supposed to be better than
rdesktop?

The introduction of a new package like this is very rare, I'd have
thought Novell might make some effort to explain the reason for it's
inclusion. All it says on the download page is "This provides an
alternative RDP client." It doesn't explain how it differs from the
already included RDP client or why you might want to use it instead.

malcolmlewis;2140979 Wrote:
>
> I did build freerdp-xrdp a couple of weeks ago;
> 'software.opensuse.org: Search Results'
> (http://software.opensuse.org/search?q=freerdp-xrdp+&baseproject=ALL&lang=en&include_home=true&exclude_debug=true)
>

How is that actually related to FreeDRP? I built the development
version of FreeRDP 1.0 from git to see if I could get RemoteApp support
to work, (I couldn't), and a server binary (xfreerdp-server) was built
as well as the client, but it doesn't look like it's the same as what's
in your freerdp-xrdp package. xrdp appears to be an entirely separate
project, although there is some brief mention on it's website about
collaboration with FreeRDP.


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