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Remmina is a remote desktop client written in GTK+, aiming to be useful for system administrators and travellers

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Remmina logoRemmina is a remote desktop client written in GTK+, aiming to be useful for system administrators and travellers, who need to work with lots of remote computers in front of either large monitors or tiny netbooks. Remmina supports multiple network protocols in an integrated and consistant user interface. Currently RDP, VNC, XDMCP and SSH are supported.

Remmina is released with three separated packages:

* "remmina", the main GTK+ application
* "remmina-gnome", the GNOME desktop applet
* "remmina-xfce", the Xfce panel plugin


Remmina is free and open-source software, released under GNU GPL license.

Features.
Remmina project comes with two separated packages.

The Remmina main program:

* A pure GTK+ 2.0 application!
* Maintain a list of remote desktop files, organized by groups
* Make quick connections by directly putting in the server name
* Remote desktops with higher resolutions are scrollable/scalable in both window and fullscreen mode
* Viewport fullscreen mode: remote desktop automatically scrolls when the mouse moves over the screen edge.
* Floating toolbar in fullscreen mode, allows you to switch between modes, toggle keyboard grabbing, minimize, etc.
* Tabbed interface, optionally managed by groups
* Supported network protocols: RDP, VNC, XDMCP, SSH, Avahi

The Remmina panel applets:
* Support GNOME and Xfce desktop environment in separated packages
* Open the main program or access preference dialog easily
* Drop-down applet menu to make the connections easily
* Remote desktop files are organized in sub-menu by groups
* Automatic service discovery using Avahi


Install.

Source Code

Released source packages: Please follow the Remmina download page in github.
Development repository: Remmina's source code is now migrated to github. Please follow the Remmina Wiki for more details.

Remmina dependencies:
  • GTK+ 2.0 (>=2.16) required
  • libpthread for multi-threaded feature
  • libssh (>=0.4) for all SSH related feature
  • libavahi-ui for Avahi feature
  • libvte for terminal feature
  • libgcrypt for password encryption
  • libunique for managing unique process
remmina-plugins package depends on:
  • FreeRDP libraries and plugins for RDP protocol
  • zlib (required by libvncclient) for VNC protocol
  • libjpeg (required by libvncclient) for VNC protocol
  • libgnutls (required by libvncclient) for VNC protocol
  • libtelepathy-glib (>= 0.9.0) for Telepathy feature
  • libssh (>=0.4) for NX protocol
  • nxproxy for NX protocol (runtime dependency only)
  • Xephyr for XDMCP protocol (runtime dependency only)
remmina-plug

For  Ubuntu 12.10 “Quantal Quetzal; Ubuntu 12.04 “Precise Pangolin”; Ubuntu 11.10 “Oneiric Ocelot”; Ubuntu 11.04 “Natty Narwhal”; Ubuntu10.10 “Maverick Meerkat”; Ubuntu 10.04 “Lucid Lynx”:

Ubuntu Software Center:

remmima remote desktop

For Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic) Users:

Open the terminal and run the following commands
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:llyzs/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo aptitude install remmina remmina-gnome
For Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty) Users:

First you need to edit /etc/apt/sources.list file

gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list.
Add the following line:
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/llyzs/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main
Save and exit the file.

Add gpg key

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 5A0FA8F1
Update source list
sudo apt-get update
Install remmina

sudo aptitude install remmina remmina-gnome
 
Screenshots.

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