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 ====== New features for X2Go ====== ====== New features for X2Go ======
  
-Below you find a list of new code projects that we are interested in, but noone has started working on them, yet. +Below you find a list of new code projects that we are interested in, but no one has started working on them, yet. 
  
 ===== X2Go Client ===== ===== X2Go Client =====
 +
  
 ==== X2Go Client / X2Go Plugin on Chromebooks ==== ==== X2Go Client / X2Go Plugin on Chromebooks ====
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   * As it is only possible to install applications on chromeOS (running on an original chromebook) via the [[https://​chrome.google.com/​webstore/​category/​home|Googles webstore]] of Google Chrome, X2Go Client needs to packaged for [[https://​chrome.google.com/​webstore/​category/​home|Googles webstore]]. Preferences and maybe session files should be altered and committed, so that users can sync them with their Google account.   * As it is only possible to install applications on chromeOS (running on an original chromebook) via the [[https://​chrome.google.com/​webstore/​category/​home|Googles webstore]] of Google Chrome, X2Go Client needs to packaged for [[https://​chrome.google.com/​webstore/​category/​home|Googles webstore]]. Preferences and maybe session files should be altered and committed, so that users can sync them with their Google account.
  
 +==== Better sound support, Part 1 ====
 +  * Code has been developed to clean up how pulseaudio is called on all three platforms
 +  * This brings Pulseaudio sound to Mac OS X, which currently isn't available in the standard release
 +  * This also contains the option to make sound unidirectional,​ so you can mute the microphone directly in X2GoClient
 +  * The code needs to be rebased against the current mainline X2Go client
 +  * Status update:
 +    * Mihai (ionic) is working on this as time permits, ​
 +    * sponsored by an anonymous donor via BAUR-ITCS. ​
 +    * Additional donations always welcome, though, as it turned out to be way more work than expected.
 +    * no ETA yet
 +==== Android Client ====
 +  * TheQVD project has an NX based remote desktop solution that uses nxproxy natively on Android (https://​github.com/​theqvd/​theqvd/​blob/​master/​nx/​nxcomp-3.5.0-android.patch & https://​github.com/​theqvd/​theqvd/​tree/​master/​libqvdclient/​android)
 +  * It should be easy to mix and match this with our codebase to create a functioning Android X2Go client. (According to Mike#1)
 +  * Here's a technology preview of how you can run X2Goclient on Android - no root required, but does have quite a few limitations:​ http://​youtu.be/​3h_kiY78Ks4
 ===== X2Go Server ====== ===== X2Go Server ======
  
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   * An HTML5 Client could help to build native apps and render sessions on a [[https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Canvas_element|HTML5 Canvas]]   * An HTML5 Client could help to build native apps and render sessions on a [[https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Canvas_element|HTML5 Canvas]]
   * In the first step, it would be possible to use existing vnc<​->​canvas proxies like [[http://​kanaka.github.com/​noVNC/​|noVNC]] or [[http://​guac-dev.org/​|Guacamole]].   * In the first step, it would be possible to use existing vnc<​->​canvas proxies like [[http://​kanaka.github.com/​noVNC/​|noVNC]] or [[http://​guac-dev.org/​|Guacamole]].
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 +==== Better sound support, Part 2 ====
 +  * While X data is compressed depending on the settings chosen in the client (available bandwidth and whatnot), no such compression takes place for the audio stream
 +  * Changing/​fixing this may mean writing a wrapper around/a plugin to pulseaudio, or ditching PulseAudio altogether for some other sound system (which needs to be available on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux)
  
 ===== NX-Libs ===== ===== NX-Libs =====
 +
 +==== Rewrite of NX Agent/X2Go Agent ====
 +
 +  * Currently, NX Agent/X2Go Agent is based on old X-Server code
 +  * This needs to be rewritten so it can be built against current X.org
 +  * Care needs to be taken that there are no unresolvable licensing issues
 +  * HUGE Task
 +  * estimated cost at regular hourly rates of an average coder: 50.000 EUR
 +  * Crowdfunding planned, volunteers (both coders and funders) welcome
 +  * Status update:
 +    * This is now Work in Progress
 +    * NX-Rewrite is taking place with the Arctica Project (https://​arctica-project.org/​)
 +    * currently sponsored by Qindel (http://​www.qindel.com/​)
 +    * Worked on by Mike#1 and Ulrich
 +    * ETA: August 2017
  
 ==== Upgrade GLX extension in NX (redistributed) ==== ==== Upgrade GLX extension in NX (redistributed) ====
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   * This coding project would be a start to gradually update the Xserver extensions shipped with NX   * This coding project would be a start to gradually update the Xserver extensions shipped with NX
   * During this project you will get a deep insight into Xserver code. You need good C and Cplusplus skills to start this code project. You have to be a magician with C coding debugging tools!!!   * During this project you will get a deep insight into Xserver code. You need good C and Cplusplus skills to start this code project. You have to be a magician with C coding debugging tools!!!
 +  * Status update:
 +    * This will hopefully be fixed in "​Rewrite of NX Agent/X2Go Agent" as well
  
 ===== Desktop Bindings ===== ===== Desktop Bindings =====
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