Updates from the Unix Porting ProjectBy Chris Williams. Published: 3rd Dec 2004, 18:17:18 | Permalink | Printable
New X server, RDesktop and moreIn time for tomorrow's show, the Unix porting project, managed by Drobe's Peter Naulls, has released the following updates:
- Xnest is a new X11 server, allowing RISC OS users to run desktop X11 based applications on their computers. The software is still in beta and has a 'rootless' mode, which will enable X11 windows to appear alongside native RISC OS applications, once it's completed.
- RDesktop allows users to access and use their Microsoft Windows PCs remotely, over a network. The PC must be running terminal services, as found in Windows 2000 Server and XP Pro editions. This version now runs much faster than previous releases.
- Imagemagick has been updated and released following feedback from users. This software allows users to manipulate, scale and process pictures in a large range of image formats from the command line - useful when you want to write a script to process a batch of images.
Also, for those of you who live life on the edge, there's a GCC 3.4.4 release to test, and also updates to DeskLib and ChoX11 on riscos.info.
Unix porting project website - now with improved download indices, subscriptions, CD pricings, etc.
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