Author: Javier Celaya

ChangeLog of flexVDI Client 2.2.10 for Linux and Live USB

The 2.2.10 version of the flexVDI client for Linux and Live USB comes with improved support for audio devices. Audio is now handled through the PulseAudio deamon instead of Alsa, which gives the user better control over the audio capabilities of his or her virtual desktop. Both input and output is fully functional, with volume control. Enjoy it!

ChangeLog of flexVDI Client 2.2.9 for Linux and Live USB

Version 2.2.9 of flexVDI Client for Linux introduces very few changes. The main one is a fix for a race condition that could potentially crash the client. However, it comes together with version 2.2.9 of flexVDI Live USB Client. From now on, both clients will be released at the same time, due to their obvious connection (that is why we skipped version 2.2.8 of the Live USB Client).

This new version of the flexVDI Live USB Client is based on Porteus 3.2. From the user’s experience point of view, little has changed, besides including all the new features of the flexVDI Client for Linux since version 2.2.7. However, Porteus 3.2 comes with much better hardware support and up-to-date software, so there should be less compatibility issues.

ChangeLog of flexVDI Client 2.2.8 for Linux

Version 2.2.8 of flexVDI Client for Linux comes with many new features and improvements. The main one is that the client is now bundled as an AppImage. As soon as you download it, it is ready to run. No need to install it, just put it into your PATH and give it execution permission. Portability has also been improved, since most dependencies are already included in the bundle. The only additional dependencies needed are the X11 and ALSA libraries.

Other relevant changes from 2.2.7:

  • FLEXVDI-1876: Improved UI flow: The user can navigate back and forth between the credentials form and the manager configuration form.
  • FLEXVDI-1952: Show inactivity timeout warning: As the inactivity timeout is about to expire, the client shows a warning message to the user.
  • FLEXVDI-1969: Automagically share clipboard with guest by default.
  • FLEXVDI-1968: Sort desktops alphabetically.
  • FLEXVDI-1965: The manager entered in the configuration form is saved to the configuration file on exit.
  • FLEXVDI-1978: Allow full keyboard navigation through UI.

ChangeLog of flexVDI Client 2.2.7 for Linux

We’ve just released version 2.2.7 of flexVDI Client for Linux. As with the client for Windows, the main change in this version is the support for applying Desktop Policy Security Attributes. Besides, it is the first flexVDI client to be based on Spice-GTK v0.29, and includes several stability improvements.

Most relevant changes from 2.2.6:

  • FLEXVDI-1869: Support Desktop Policy Security Attributes: hide UI elements and functionality of those features that have been disabled by the Desktop Policy.
  • FLEXVDI-1923: FIX: flexVDI Client for Linux closes unexpectedly when using WebSockets.
  • FLEXVDI-1940: FIX: flexVDI Client for Linux loses the input channel when using WebSockets with PING messages.
  • Update Spice-GTK from v0.28 to v0.29.

Usando SpicePorts para comunicar un guest KVM con el cliente SPICE

Desde la versión 0.12.2 del servidor y la 0.15 del cliente, SPICE soporta un tipo de canal llamado SpicePort. Un puerto permite comunicación de datos arbitrarios entre un proceso en el guest y el cliente de SPICE. De esta manera, se pueden dar servicios añadidos sobre la conexión con el escritorio remoto. Por ejemplo, en flexVM estamos trabajando en servicios de transferencia de ficheros, redirección de puertos TCP/UDP y compartición de impresoras. En esta entrada mostraremos cómo se crea y utiliza un SpicePort.

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