Bug#850442: release-notes: Section about new remote desktop software in Debian
Control: tags -1 moreinfo
On Fri, 06 Jan 2017 16:41:41 +0100 Dominik George <email@example.com> wrote:
> Package: release-notes
> Severity: normal
> I'd very much like to see something about Debian for remote desktop /
> terminal servers in the release notes for two reasons: First, because
> xrdp was updated and probably needs some attention to its configuration;
> second, because Debian stretch will be the first distribution to ship
> the most recent xrdp for a relly good and smooth remote desktop
> experience with standard tools, which might be of interest.
> Here's a proposal:
> The xrdp package has been updated to the most recent upstream version,
> 0.9.1. xrdp is a Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) server that can be used
> to access a regular X.org session with any RDP client. With this update,
> the need for an additional VNC server has been removed, as xrdp can now
> use the X server directly. Please keep this in mind when updating the
> package and take a second look at any configuration you did on xrdp.
> Together with the updated guacamole package, Debian 9 (stretch) now
> provides a smooth and efficient remote desktop experience without any
> extra tools.
Thanks for the idea and the proposal.
This text seems like it is a mix between wanting to be in chapter 2
"What is new" and chapter 5 "issues to be aware of for stretch". It
could do with a more targeted rewrite for either or both.
* Does xrdp need any reconfiguration after/for the upgrade?
* Or can the admin simply enable a new configuration to support
remote X sessions without needing a VNC server?