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iTALC 1.0.6 released

iTALC is a use- and powerful didactical tool which lets you view and control computers in your labs and interact with students in a modern way. It supports Linux and Windows NT/2000/XP and it even can be used transparently in mixed environments!

In cooperation with the Edubuntu-team several serious bugs were discovered and fixed. Especially crashes that existed for ages are now gone, 64-bit-platform compatibility has been significantly improved and iTALC now works properly in Linux-based Thin Client environments. Altogether version 1.0.6 for sure is the most stable iTALC we ever had.

Detailed changes:

- make Backtab (i.e. Shift+Tab) work properly in remote-control (closes #1889307)
- install libitalc_core.so to /usr/lib/italc/ instead of /usr/lib/
- use new version of miniLZO which fixes various random crashes on 64-bit-platforms and brings general speed-improvements
- use Qt-Utf8-functions whereever it's possible
- fixed host-based authentication (for demo-mode-purposes) - usage of -ivsport-parameter shouldn't introduce problems with demo-mode anymore
- fixed *many* various crashes of client and master
- fixed endianess-problems of demo-mode
- fixed broken Tight-encoding-implementation
- fixed demo-mode-crash (closes #1849671)
- properly handle X-cursor-encoding
- updated broken Spanish localization
- integrated latest x11vnc-release (0.9.4)
- added -isdport-parameter to master (to be used in LTSP-environments)
- fixed encoding-problems of user-names in user-list
- Linux: fixed shutdown, reboot and logoff methods for KDE and GNOME
- fixed broken authentication-type rfbNoAuth in IVS-client-implementation
- fixed missing initialization of encoding-handler for x11vnc - fixes crash of ICA on 64-bit-platforms
- fixed possible buffer-overflows
- made -fPIC-flag default to make everything compile well on x86_64
- fixed "-screen"-parameter of master application for virtual desktops

The download is available at

http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=132465

More information is available at the project-homepage

http://italc.sourceforge.net

and the Wiki

http://italc.sourceforge.net/wiki

Posted by Tobias Doerffel 2008-02-10