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X Persistent Remote Applications (xpra) is "screen for X". It lets you run applications remotely (like ordinary X or VNC), but unlike ordinary X, these applications are "persistent" if you lose your connection, or even if you want to switch to another computer. Also unlike VNC, they are ordinary applications on your desktop managed by your window manager, not trapped in a box.

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Recent releases

  •  22 Mar 2009 10:24

    Release Notes: This release adds support for full clipboard sharing, application icons, and the use of raw TCP sockets (for specialized environments only). Additionally, a number of bugs have been fixed: it no longer crashes on the use of mouse wheels, pathological keymaps, or when starting certain ill-behaved apps like Emacs, and it now reliably exits on control-C, among other fixes.

    •  02 Nov 2008 18:55

      Release Notes: This release contains several minor feature improvements (for instance, mouse scroll wheels are now supported), but the main change is a large number of bugfixes. Most importantly, keyboard input to Qt apps now works, and robustness in general is greatly improved.

      •  05 Apr 2008 22:10

        Release Notes: The most notable new feature in this release is the ability to restart or upgrade a running xpra server, without disturbing the programs running inside it. In addition, many important bugs were fixed, including one where windows would occasionally stop updating, one where stray busy-looping processes would be left behind on servers, one where an X server bug caused massive slowdowns (now worked around), and so on. Additionally, the backspace key should now always work, and window class/instance information is exported.

        •  21 Feb 2008 07:10

          Release Notes: This version supports exporting both ordinary and override-redirect windows, handles mouse and keyboard input to managed windows, has a protocol layer that adapts to the characteristics of the underlying network, and is substantially usable for most purposes.

          Recent comments

          31 Mar 2011 20:20 totaam

          You can find much more up to date packages here:

          Including an Xpra installer for MS Windows, a GUI, etc..


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