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Windows-Specific Release notes for X2Go Client

Major Windows-specific changes since

  • Include debug build in the regular installer. It is an optional component during the install. It is not installed by default.
  • Include Pageant and PuTTYgen in the installer. They are optional components during the install. They are installed by default.
  • Several 3rd-party components were upgraded to new major versions.

Available Builds

There is now only 1 installer, which includes both the reglar build & the debug build. The installer with “” in its filename is current.

Current Release

The installer x2goclient- is available under this folder:

Supported Windows Versions

X2Go Client is currently only released as a 32-bit x86 build. Both 32-bit x86 and 64-bit x86 versions of Windows are supported via this build.

  • Windows XP 32-bit SP3
  • Windows XP 64-bit SP2
  • Windows Vista SP2
  • Windows 7 SP1
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1 (with or without “Update 1”)
  • Windows 10 Technical Preview (Build 9926 through 10074)

These versions of Windows without the latest (specified) service pack may be compatible, but are rarely (if ever) tested. They are not officially supported.

Corresponding server versions of Windows are also supported, but receive minimal testing:

  • Windows Server 2003 SP2
  • Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2
  • Windows Server 2008 SP2
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (with or without “Update 1”)
  • Windows Server Technical Preview (Build 9926 through 10074)

Any incompatibility or bug with a specific version of Windows should be reported via our bug-tracker.

Installation Instructions

Windows-Specific Bug Fixes

bug 625/bug 789 Do not delete saved PuTTY sessions when Kerberos 5 (GSSAPI) authentication is enabled

bug 686 Fix “Connection failed” “pscp” error with folder sharing when Kerberos 5 (GSSAPI) auth is used, and the server-side home dir is at a path other than /home/$USER

bug 869 Windows: Fix audio (PulseAudio) when Kerberos 5 (GSSAPI) authentication is used

Noteworthy Windows-Specific Bugs

bug 611 The server cannot be added to the known_hosts file (and thus you cannot connect to the server) when both of these conditions are met: 1. Your Windows username has non-English characters. 2 Those characters are in a different language than the Windows “system locale”.

TODO: List more bugs

doc/release-notes-mswin/x2goclient- · Last modified: 2015/05/27 12:14 by mikedep333