xf4vnc hasn't had a release for quite sometime although development is still active.
The CVS tree contains code for both monolithic, i.e. XFree86 4.x and X.Org 6.x trees, and now a modular tree for the new X.Org 7.x releases.
New releases should follow soon - hopefully.
This release is a work-in-progress that should become the 18.104.22.168 release. I encourage people to try it and report bugs via the bug tracking section.
No new features, but this release is comes out because of a bug that caused some encodings to crash the Xserver in 22.214.171.124.
* Fixed a regression from 126.96.36.199 that caused instabilities in vnc connections.
* Added a preliminary option useGetImage to change from
memcpy'ing framebuffer regions to using the Xservers
NOTE: This option currently doesn't work with all encodings,
and currently only works with TranslateNone. e.g. the same
bits per pixel on the viewer and Xserver. It also requires!!! the
use of locally managed cursors. But the benefit is that some
older graphics cards don't like accessing the framebuffer while
the accelerator engine is working. This alleviates that problem.... read more
This is a quick bugfix release due to drivers that don't implement ARGB hardware cursor support, which in turn caused a server crash.
In order for people to shift to the new 188.8.131.52 release I've removed the older 4.3.0.x series from the download section. There should be no need for these older releases now, and negates the use of the older video drivers.
Even for 4.2.0.x users can still upgrade by using the -ignoreABI flag when starting XFree86.
Binaries are up for linux-ix86.
Others will follow soon.
* Fixed backingstore initialization (only affected Xvnc)
* Added loginauth authentication from tightVNC
* Fixed problems with the useraccept feature (only affected vnc.so)
184.108.40.206 is a BETA release.
It's primary feature is that it no longer requires the modified video drivers. But please read the Release Notes when downloading this release before use.
Therefore it should work with binary drivers from nVidia, ATI etc.
xf4vnc has been recompiled with glibc 2.2 for linux instead of glibc 2.3 to ensure more compatibility.
I've added support for XFree86 4.3.0's ARGB animated cursors, but you must turn off cursor shape updates (for now). i.e. let the remote server handle the cursor.
I'm about to release xf4vnc 220.127.116.11 which contains a fix for reverse VNC connections using the 'vncconnect' tool which affects both Xvnc and vnc.so.
Also, 18.104.22.168 was released a little while back which fixed a problem with http connections which only affected the standalone Xvnc server.
This is a bug fix release for the standalone Xvnc server only. The httpd process failed to start with the error 'transport end point not connected'.
Continue to use 4.3.0 for the vnc.so module.
xf4vnc 4.3.0 is released alongside the XFree86 4.3.0 release. xf4vnc provides source and binaries of VNC for the XFree86 v4.x (modular) architecture.
As the 4.3.0 release of XFree86 is approaching, so will the xf4vnc release. Stay tuned!
The first release of a port of VNC to the new XFree86 v4.x architecture is now available.