Tsclient is a GUI for rdesktop which allows users to connect to Windows machines. I used version 1 in older versions of Fedora but recent versions upgraded to the rather sucky version 2. The old interface was good – familiar to Windows users making the transition. The new interface – well, its not good. I am now co-maintaining it (thanks Søren!) and have a few options:
1. Patch the current version with the multitude of patches that are sitting in the queue – have applied for commit access to do this already
2. Downgrade to version 1 until 2.0 is more mature. Its interesting to note that Fedora pretty much stands alone in running version 2.
3. dead.package tsclient – upstream is pretty quiet with a few commits in March but nothing sparkling. Gnome-rdp provides and excellent alternative though some people may have issue with it being a mono-based application.
In slightly humorous news, I am running a Windows XP virtual (using Virtualbox) to debug some of the issues currently filed against it and got this output in my terminal.
Window manager warning: Received a _NET_WM_MOVERESIZE message for 0x5400167 (WInXP [Run); these messages lack timestamps and therefore suck.