On Mon, 2012-08-13 at 19:39 -0400, Worrier Poet wrote:
> On 08/13/2012 04:19 PM, John A. Sullivan III wrote:
> > On Mon, 2012-08-13 at 08:23 -0400, Worrier Poet wrote:
> >> On 08/13/2012 04:19 AM, lina wrote:
> >> <snip>>>
> >>>> "tsclient has been unmaintained upstream for a long time.
> >>>> We have kept it because we lacked a client for RDP, but
> >>>> now that grdc is in the archive, which is maintained and
> >>>> much better than tsclient, it can be removed."
> >>> Thank you. I failed to find this bug report.
> >>> Now I switched to the remina, it's quite good.
> >>>> Mentioned as another alternative later in that bug report is remmina.
> >>>> (grdc is now a dummy package in squeeze that depends on remmina)
> >>> Thanks with best regards,
> >> I have used remmina for some time on Wheezy / Xfce but have periodically
> >> run into client session crashes when using it for admin chores on
> >> Windows domains. The application also has some minor general interface
> >> usability issues under Xfce (4.8) when using all but 3 or 4 of the
> >> available appearance themes, but I suspect those glitches may not occur
> >> under Gnome.
> >> If you should run into these or other problems with remmina, you might
> >> consider using rdesktop from the repositories. This is a much simpler
> >> remote desktop client used from within a terminal emulator and is rock
> >> solid. It may have issues with upstream maintenance. I remember that
> >> some time ago it was temporarily removed from the testing repositories.
> >> Not quite sure of its status in re to that now, but it is back in the
> >> repositories.
> >> Just thought you should know of the alternative if you have problems
> >> with remmina.
> >> Good fortune to you!
> >> the worrier
> > Is rdesktop still using RDP5? We had previously gone to xfreerdp as it
> > supported RDP6 and the performance difference on a WAN/Internet
> > connection was stunningly better. We had heard Remmina was using
> > xfreerdp but, when we tried it, it was not only highly unstable but the
> > performance was clearly that of RDP5. That was many months ago and I do
> > not know what has changed since - John
> I'm afraid rdesktop is still stuck at RDP5, and I'm not sure it will
> ever go beyond that. It might require an extensive re-write to
> accomplish later RDP version support. It has had a spotty support
> history for some time -- if I understand correctly.
> However, rdesktop is so much superior in reliability and performance to
> remmina that I use it most of the time in preference over the more
> advanced package. My understanding is that, when advancements in freerdp
> include the varied features of RDP 6 and 7, remmina will also have those
> features. However, remmina will have to stop losing its client sessions
> at inopportune times before I will use it on a regular basis.
Agreed, that's why we use xfreerdp instead of rdesktop. I thought
Remmina also used xfreerdp but I may be mistaken - John