Project Release Information
Improved support for non-X11 touchscreen devices, such as the Qtmoko Neo Freerunner, is provided. Interaction with the TSLIB touchscreen library is supported. The non-X11 input injection methods on Linux are extended to potentially handle more devices. The Mac OS X native server now
uses OpenGL for the screen pixel capture which is usually much faster than the older method. Unix sockets and raw stdio (i.e. non-TCP/socket) connections are enabled. The SSL enabled Java VNC Viewer now handles mouse wheel events.
A compile time error when using
--with-system-libvncserver to point to LibVNCServer 0.9.7 was fixed. A bug from the forced use of Xdefs.h is worked around. The kdm display manager is now detected when trying not to get killed by the display manager. One can now specify the maximum number of displays that can be created in -create mode via X11VNC_CREATE_MAX_DISPLAYS.
The SSL enabled Java VNC Viewer Makefile has been modified so that the jar files that are built are compatible back to Java 1.4. In -create/-unixpw mode, the environment variable FD_USERPREFS may be set to a filename in the user's home directory that includes default username:options values (so the options do not need to be typed every time at the login prompt). The source tree is synchronized with the most recent libvncclient. The correct header files are now used when an external LibVNCServer is used.
IPv6 is now supported for all usage modes. A demo CGI script, "desktop.cgi", shows how to create an SSL-encrypted, multi-user x11vnc Web login desktop service. The included SSL-enabled Java VNC viewer applet supports Chained SSL Certificates. A Java Viewer applet parameter allows one to specify a VNC server's certificate. The Xdummy utility no longer requires being run as root.
A system greeter option enables jumping directly
to the GDM/KDM login panel for one's initial
unixpw login. x11vnc now avoids GDM's attempts
to kill it just after the user logs in. A simple
application sharing mode showing multiple windows
is enabled via -appshare. XAUTHORITY filename
guessing is enabled via -findauth and '-auth
guess'. The -stunnel mode now supports most
of the -ssl features. Workarounds are enabled
for bugs in Xorg and GNOME that cause the Xorg
server to crash. x11vnc keeps up with viewer
update requests more aggressively. Fonts may
be changed for the GUI.
x11vnc allows one to remotely view and interact with real X displays (i.e. a display corresponding to a physical monitor, keyboard, and mouse) with any VNC viewer. It is designed to be compatible with all Unix variants and Mac OS X, and depends on a small set of standard libraries. It supports SSL/TLS and VeNCrypt encryption, Unix password logins, single port access, Zeroconf, file transfer, and UltraVNC extensions. It is part of the LibVNCServer project.