[Pkg-x2go-devel] ITP: nx-libs -- NX protocol libraries and binaries
mike.gabriel at das-netzwerkteam.de
Thu Jan 12 19:54:35 UTC 2012
Version: N/A; reported 2012-01-06
* Package name : nx-libs
Version : 18.104.22.168
Upstream Author : Mike Gabriel, Oleksandr Shneyder, Reinhard Tartler
* URL : wiki.x2go.org
* License : GPLv2
Description : NX protocol libraries and binaries
NX is a software suite which implements very efficient compression of
the X11 protocol. This increases performance when using X applications
over a network, especially a slow one.
The X2Go upstream team has started to provide ,,NX (redistributed)''
-- a redistribution of NX code originally provided by NoMachine. The
team has reviewed many patches from different sources and ships them
with ,,NX (redistributed)''.
X2Go upstream offers two tarball variants of ,,NX (redistributed)'':
- LITE: nx-libs_<version>-lite.tar.gz (NX client-only support)
- FULL: nxlibs_<version>-full.tar.gz (full NX client and server support)
The X2Go upstream team has also made an effort on applying X2Go
specific patches that allow to turn an unbranded NX agent (aka
nxagent, stripped off !M logo from session startup splash, as done by
the FreeNX team on Launchpad) into an X2Go branded (splash screen)
agent (aka x2goagent). The name of the binary decides on the flavour
(FreeNX or X2Go) the agent runs as.
Due to the X2Go-specific patches, the latest ,,NX (redistributed)''
tarball provided by X2Go upstream works with FreeNX and X2Go.
The X2Go upstream team has decided to actively provide source code
maintenance of the original NX coded downloaded from NoMachine as a
redistributor. This aims at providing higher downstream-responsive
patch cycles compared to the past (with NoMachine as NX upstream).
Patches applied to ,,NX (redistributed)'' also get reported to
NoMachine (by the X2Go upstream team). Patches that find their way
into original NoMachine release will be removed from the ,,NX
(redist.)'' patch stack, once a new NoMachine tarball release has been
tested and incorporated into ,,NX (redist)''.
The first package upload of nx-libs to Debian unstable is planned to
only provide nx-libs_<version>-lite.tar.gz (the LITE variante of NX
redist.) and update NX client support in Debian.
This will be required for closing the following ITPs:
The upload of nx-libs will replace to existing source packages and
close open bugs:
- nxcomp (3.2.0-7-1.1), closing #627803
- nxproxy (3.2.0-1-1), closing #637443
The maintenance of those packages will from then on be provided by the
X2Go Packaging Team on Alioth
(pkg-x2go-devel at lists.alioth.debian.org). Thanks to Mathew Johnson who
agreed on handing the packages over to our team and also thanks for
providing former versions of those packages during the last years!!!
For some future upload the X2Go Packaging Team plans to switch over to
providing the full ,,NX (redistributed)'' code base, including
This will close the ITP for X2Go Server:
- x2go (#465821)
The packaing of the full NX (redist) code base would also allow for
FreeNX to finally be packaged for Debian (if developers of FreeNX have
an interest on that).
X2Go Packagin Team: pkg-x2go-devel at lists.alioth.debian.org
X2Go upstream developers: x2go-dev at lists.berlios.de
FreeNX developers: freenx-team at lists.launchpad.net
NX (redist) aka nx-libgs.git on: http://git.x2go.org
- full code base -> master branch
- lite/client-only code base -> client-only branch
mike gabriel, dorfstr. 27, 24245 barmissen
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