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Windows-Specific Release notes for X2Go Client

Major Windows-specific changes since

    - Windows: Update PuTTY from 0.68 to 0.70, which fixes PuTTY vulns
      vuln-indirect-dll-hijack-2 & vuln-indirect-dll-hijack-3.
      Note that x2goclient was only ever affected if the permissions on the
      installation folder were changed to give users write access, or if
      x2goclient was copied/extracted to a folder where users could write.

Other changes backported from the master branch

    - src/sshmasterconnection.cpp: Do not attempt to perform Interaction with
      SSH Server (e.g. for changing expired password) when using
      GSSAPI/Kerberos because the interaction code does not support it yet.
      Fixes: #1258

Note that it was assumed incorrectly that this was a Windows-specific bug, and this is why X2Go Client for Windows was never released.

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 (deprecated)
  • Windows XP 64-bit SP2 (deprecated)
  • Windows Vista SP2 (deprecated)
  • Windows 7 SP1
  • Windows 8.1 (with “Update 1”)
  • Windows 10 (1607)
  • Windows 10 (1709)

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 (deprecated
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (with or without “Update 1”)
  • Windows Server 2016

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

Deprecated versions of Windows are going to become incompatible in the coming months. Cygwin has already dropped support for them, and upgrading all the Cygwin components is planned for the coming months.

Installation Instructions

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: 2018/03/04 18:44 by mikedep333