Remote Desktop Protocol is the native method of accessing a Windows desktop on another machine. Most recently, RDesktop was the tool of choice for remote desktop access, but a better alternative for non-Windows systems has received much attention: FreeRDP.
FreeRDP is a free implementation of the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP), released under the Apache license.
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- support for current RDP protocol extensions
- continuous updating of the official source code
- enhanced support for clipboard redirection: unicode text, formatted text (including HTML tables, word processor’s text), images
- file transfer to/from the remote system via the clipboard
- RemoteApp: application running on remote system accessible on the local desktop via a WPS object – just like a local program (no need to launch an entire desktop to run one app)
- dynamic connection (redirection) of removable drives such as usb sticks, network drives, etc.
- better sound redirection support
- free/fixed scaling of the remote desktop screen
For those users who need this ability, this is a great step forward for us. This work will take several months, and funding is truly needed to make this happen. The resulting port will be free for all OS/2, eCS, and ArcaOS users.
About Andrey and his work
Andrey has ported a good number of applications to OS/2, and also develops his own. Sponsor his other work on his main product page, here.
By buying a Sponsor Unit here at Arca Noae, you support his work directly (Andrey receives 100% of your contribution, subject to currency conversion).