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Windows-Specific Release notes for X2Go Client

Security Update:

On 2016-08-18, was released with the following changes:

    - Windows: Update PuTTY from 0.66 to 0.67, which fixes
    - Windows: Update bundled Win32 OpenSSL from 1.0.1q to 1.0.1t,
      which fixes the multiple CVEs announced on 2016-01-28,
      2016-03-01 & 2016-05-03.

As with most vulnerabilities in 3rd party software, the X2Go project has not done an analysis of whether X2Go Client was actually affected by these vulnerabilities. However, as a precaution, we strongly encourage all users to update.

Major Windows-specific changes since

  • Multiple security updates
  • Under Options → Settings → Pulseaudio settings, you can now disable audio input (microphone support.) This itself is desirable for many users, but it also serves as a workaround for the issue of PulseAudio failing to do output simply because input is unavailable.

Current Release

The installer, x2goclient- , is available under this folder:

Previous Releases

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 (deprecated)
  • Windows XP 64-bit SP2 (deprecated)
  • Windows Vista SP2
  • Windows 7 SP1
  • Windows 8.1 (with “Update 1”)
  • Windows 10 (1511)

These versions of Windows without the latest (specified) service pack / major update 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 (deprecated)
  • Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 (deprecated)
  • 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

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

Deprecated versions of Windows are going to be dropped once a technical obstacle arises.

Installation Instructions

Windows-Specific Bug Fixes

bug 927 copy on select overrides Windows clipboard (Fix VCXSRV parameter to disable PRIMARY clipboard in X2Go Client for Windows.)

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”.

doc/release-notes-mswin/x2goclient- · Last modified: 2016/08/18 18:54 by mikedep333