[arch-dev-public] dropping FreeNX/OpenNX and nx-common

Tobias Powalowski tobias.powalowski at googlemail.com
Thu Jun 27 09:53:06 EDT 2013

Am 27.06.2013 15:49, schrieb Thomas Bächler:
> Am 27.06.2013 15:47, schrieb Tobias Powalowski:
>> Am 24.06.2013 22:14, schrieb Andreas Radke:
>>> I'd like to drop FreeNX from our extra repo. It's not maintained for
>>> several years now though it can still do its job pretty well with
>>> some heavy patching and sed commands fixing things that have changed
>>> meanwhile.
>>> We've already dropped the closed NoMachine NX client and I'd like to
>>> drop OpenNX along with FreeNX because there's a successor out there
>>> named X2go.
>>> X2go packages are in extra: a functional replacement with the same and
>>> better features. And it's well maintained upstream.
>>> nx-common pkg with remaining NoMachine libs is only required by FreeNX
>>> and OpenNX and can be removed too then.
>>> Any objections or somebody who wants to take over these packages?
>>> -Andy
>> +1 x2go works well.
> I've had lots of NX problems recently - is x2go really better, and is it
> easier to use?
I replaced it within 5 minutes. So migration was really easy.
Look at the wiki.


Tobias Powalowski
Archlinux Developer & Package Maintainer (tpowa)
tpowa at archlinux.org

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