[Bug 102025] [need-packaging] NoMachine NX server and client

Alan Tam Tam at SiuLung.com
Wed Apr 11 11:42:02 UTC 2007

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NX is a client-server protocol by NoMachine which allows low latency remote control of desktops.
It works much more responsive than VNC, and is as responsive as Microsoft RDP.

Since no usable RDP server is available for Linux, this is the only solution except VNC to the problem of its kind.
But VNC works so bad over large latency links, making it unsuitable to control machines across the Internet.
We also need to tell the world that the slow VNC protocol is not the only protocol open source people can achieve!

Upstream source is at http://www.nomachine.com/sources.php .
We need nxserver and nxclient, but they pull in quite a lot of dependent packages also from the page.

I am aware of concerns that nxserver is a patched random snapshot of an xserver, which may be a security nightmare.
However, the above justification should motivate us to attempt working around the problem as much as possible.

** Affects: Ubuntu
     Importance: Wishlist
     Assignee: MOTU
         Status: Confirmed

** Tags: needs-packaging
[need-packaging] NoMachine NX server and client

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