VNC® documentation

  1. 4.2.9

    • All platforms

      • FIXED: Potential inconsistent behaviour when using pointer event rate-limiting.
    • Windows

      • Events including network activity notifications are now handled more fairly.
      • FIXED: VNC Viewer failed to reposition desktop correctly when resizing in full-screen mode.
      • FIXED: VNC Server could fail to enter text into Command-Prompts due to Windows layout handling bug.
      • FIXED: VNC Server did not allow Shift+Space key sequence.
      • FIXED: VNC Server closing connection with "desktop in use" error in some environments.
    • UNIX

      • RestrictVncConfig now accepts X clients that were authenticated via any normal means.
      • FIXED: Domain-keyed licensing sometimes crashes with "Bus error" performing reverse-DNS lookup.
  2. 4.2.8

    • All platforms

      • FIXED: Guest login was not available in version 4.2.7.
    • Windows

      • VNC Viewer now disables local IMEs by default.
      • FIXED: VNC Server could quit unexpectedly on logoff/user-switch under Windows Vista.
      • FIXED: VNC Server configuration applet failing to open under Windows Vista.
  3. 4.2.7

    • All platforms

      • VNC Viewer now defaults to the current username if required.
      • FIXED: Connections are sometimes not cleaned up correctly.
    • Windows

      • Improved VNC session interactivity while transferring files.
      • FIXED: Saving .vnc files from the Connection Details dialog fails.
      • FIXED: Files sometimes transferred as zero length.
      • FIXED: File transfers taking longer than five minutes cause the connection to be dropped.
    • UNIX

      • Removed dependency on libstdc++.
      • Xvnc will now run on systems without PAM installed. Password, shadow password and NIS/NIS+ authentication is supported on such systems, but more complex configurations are not.
      • FIXED: Support for inetd wait mode.
  4. 4.2.6

    • All platforms

      • Connection authentication is now logged for all authentication methods.
      • Viewers show the server signature when it is missing or mismatched.
      • FIXED: Potential memory corruption when rendering cursor outlines.
      • FIXED: Connections dropped due to errors are now always logged.
    • Windows

      • VNC Server's Add New Client option now reports detailed error messages.
      • FIXED: NT4 excessive desktop-switch log messages.
      • FIXED: Memory leak under XP with Terminal Services Service not running.
      • FIXED: Potential VNC Server shutdown in response to screen capture errors.
      • FIXED: Potential deadlock in viewer when copying files from server.
    • UNIX

      • VNC Viewer ignores inaccessible files when uploading directories.
      • FIXED: Potential live-lock condition on Linux-based servers.
    • Java

      • FIXED: VNC Viewer reports use of RA2ne security type correctly.
      • FIXED: VNC Viewer reports the same identity-hashes as native viewers.
  5. 4.2.5

    • Windows

      • FIXED: Server memory leak when used on Windows 2000 systems.
  6. 4.2.4

    • UNIX

      • FIXED: Package uninstall problem.
  7. 4.2.3

    • All platforms

      • FIXED: Security vulnerability.
  8. 4.2.2

    • Windows

      • VNC Viewer applies server clipboard text immediately, when it has focus.
      • FIXED: More robust file-transfer directory-enumeration algorithm.
    • UNIX

      • FIXED: vncserver does not support license files stored in the same directory as Xvnc.
    • Java

      • FIXED: Full-color is now disabled on JREs prior to version 1.5, to ensure compatibility.
  9. 4.2.1

    • All platforms

      • FIXED: Potential server-crash when using QueryConnect.
      • FIXED: Disconnect issue when using RFB 3.3/3.7 with no authentication and QueryConnect enabled.
    • Windows

      • FIXED: Unable to connect to server on Windows 2000 without Terminal Services.
      • FIXED: Potential viewer-crash when performing chained file transfer.
      • Connection access can only be changed if local user has server config rights.
      • Increased trial period to 30 days.
    • Java

      • FIXED: Full-color not working on JREs prior to version 1.5.
  10. 4.2.0

    • All platforms

      • Queried connections can now be accepted view-only.
      • Improved connection logging, particularly for blacklisted connections.
      • Improved update-handling for slow connections.
      • VNC Server now support new "guest" login.
      • VNC Server now provide full integrated connection management.
    • Windows

      • VNC Viewer and Server now support file transfer, integrated with the Windows clipboard.
      • VNC Server: Add New Client menu item can be disabled.
      • VNC Server: Improved support for Fast User Switching under Windows XP.
      • VNC Server: QueryConnect timeout behaviour is now configurable.
      • VNC Server: Improved VNC mirror driver performance.
      • VNC Viewer: Full-screen mode can span monitors on a multi-monitor system.
      • VNC Viewer: Full-screen mode can set viewer's monitor resolution to match server's.
      • FIXED: Relative-Pointer mode does not work correctly on multi-monitor server systems.
      • FIXED: VNC Server does not work correctly with power-saving modes.
      • FIXED: Scrolling VNC Viewer window does not behave correctly.
    • UNIX

      • vncviewer now supports file transfer.
      • Improved user interface for vncviewer.
      • FIXED: copyPlanes function crashes Xvnc.
      • FIXED: x0vncserver permissions set incorrectly on Solaris.
      • FIXED: Xvnc crash when running suid-root for a user with a very long PATH.
      • FIXED: Desktop width that are not a multiple of 4 do not render correctly.
      • FIXED: vncconfig and vncviewer hang processing very large text selections.
      • FIXED: vnc.so incorrectly allocates a license on startup.
    • Java

      • Viewer now supports full-color, low color and very low color modes.
      • Improved hextile encoding efficiency.
      • Enable Tab key on systems that support it.
      • Server identity cache format is now the same as for platform native VNC Viewers.