Re: freenx debian packaging
On Tue, 8 Jan 2008, Emilio Scalise wrote:
What is the state of freenx packaging in debian?
I've searched a lot on the web, but there are no recent packages on the net.
Kanotix repo maintainer who had built some freenx packages left the job.
There were some packages for ubuntu, but they are now outdated:
Jeremy Wilkins updated them, and a repository with those packages (further
updated by Marcelo Boveto Shima) can be found at
I've taken them and compiled on Etch (as backports with pbuilder). They
worked, but I had problems with session management. I think we should work
We must also discuss to choose which nx version we should use as backed
(Marcelo used nx 3.1, that's not so supported by freenx upstream..).
Fedora currently has official packages of freenx 0.7.1 and nx 2.1.0. These
packages are actively maintained and there are patches that solve many bugs
present upstream. We could use also use those sources as a starting point,
naturally changing the distro-relative things, like paths etc etc.
I can help in packaging, as I have some knowledge about it. I know nx from the
administrator point of view.
I've also contributed to compiz/compiz-fusion packages, so I'm not so new
about the debian-x politics and procedures.
Please let me know if the alioth group is still active, if someone is
interested in those packages for official inclusion or not.
Does freenx still ship it's own X libs? It would be nice to integrate the
funcionality in Xorg.
I've tried updating freenx in the past, and the experience was awful (and
it failed, obviously).