On Fri, Apr 1, 2011 at 2:26 AM, Peter Åstrand <astrand@cendio.se> wrote:

Hi, comments below:

I have not tried rdesktop for a while but it seams that to be able to
even use it somewhat you need to heavily patch it yourself?

No, this is wrong. In some cases it might be preferable to use the latest SVN version rather than 1.6.0, though.

this is not wrong if you want to connect to a modern terminal services environment, like a load balanced connection broker or TS farm or a server restricted with NLA, both heavily used technologies and part of the rdp standard for years. If that is the case, and it is for a large percentage of users i would guess, rdesktop simply is not on option unless you can find patched support for those technologies.

GPL rdesktop is used commercial, source code is available, and nothing
or very little gets back in to the project (nothing gets out).

Well, we have been able to get all changes back from Igel, for example, if this is what you are referring to.

but little to no code improving and/or simply keeping rdesktop up with the world gets added.

Peter, I like Cendios announcement and work on TigerVNC i hope it
moves forward, i also like Cendios initial support for rdesktop.
And i hope both as a fellow swede and OSS user that Cendio can see
that FreeRDP is currently great and support it in the future.

Our position, in every project, has always been to try to build communities and join the projects with the biggest momentum. However, right now it seems difficult for us to join the FreeRDP project, partly because they have removed several core features that we depend on, plus that they apparently have an explicit goal of removing our code. I don't know why. Additionally, we have the different view on the license.

We are still waiting for the investigation of the license change, but once that is sorted out, we need to decide on how to move on.

peter, come on. rdesktop got left behind because of it's insular developer community.