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Windows-Specific Release notes for X2Go Client

Major Windows-specific changes since

    - Do not show Pulseaudio warning on Windows, if Pulseaudio is disabled in
      settings or by command line.
    - Windows: Update PuTTY from 0.70 to 0.71. Fixes quite a list of issues
      discovered through the EU-funded bug bounty programme. Not all are
      relevant to X2Go Client.
    - Windows: upgrade bundled VcXsrv to
    - Windows: add support for x3270-fonts, including adding a pretty nasty
      but necessary fonts.* file regeneration hook.
    - Windows: Update PuTTY from 0.71 to 0.73. Fixes another round of issues
      discovered through the EU-funded bug bounty programme and other security
    - Windows: upgrade bundled VcXsrv to
    - Windows: upgrade PulseAudio from 7.1 to 13.0.
    - Windows: remove libz. Was previously used by libzip, which has not been
      shipped for quite some time.
    - Windows: Update Win32 OpenSSL from 1.0.2n to 1.0.2u. Implicit.
    - Windows: Upgrade libssh from 0.7.4 to 0.9.3 (while maintaining Pageant
      support). Drop libssh_threads library not provided (or used) any longer.
    - update comment mentioning that libssh does not provide
      pkgconfig files on non-UNIX/Windows platforms any longer and drop
      libssh_thread linkage.

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 7 SP1
  • Windows 8.1 (with “Update 1”)
  • Windows 10 (1709)
  • Windows 10 (1803)

These versions of Windows without the latest (specified) service pack / major update are probably 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 2008 R2 SP1
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (with or without “Update 1”)
  • Windows Server 2016

Installation Instructions

Windows-Specific Bug Fixes


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: 2020/02/13 20:16 by ionic