Vine 3.0

JonathanOSXJonathanOSX ForumAdmin admin
Redstone is pleased to announce Vine 3.0.

This release includes new versions of Vine Viewer and Vine Server with a host of new features and options.

Highlights:
  • Full Screen Mode
  • International Keyboard Support
  • Leopard Compatibility Fixes
  • Simplified Server Interface
  • UltraVNC Login Support[/list:u]
    Specific Release Notes:
    Viewer
  • New Full Screen Mode
  • UltraVNC authentication

    Interface
  • Added a basic control panel
  • Moved settings to a dedicate Preference Pane.
  • Moved "View Log" and "Reverse Connection" to menus/sheets
  • Added external IP lookup and ability to verify access to your VNC server from detected IPs
  • Always allow a server restart from the UI
  • Panel to prevent accidentally quitting Vine Server when users are connected

    Startup
  • Better IP and DNS resolution so that initial startup is not delayed (as can happen on Leopard)
  • Added LaunchD support for the System Server on 10.4 and 10.5
  • Fixed a Leopard issue with displaying an extra icon
  • Added better versioning (AVS)

    VNC Server
  • Added support for Unicode keyboard (10.4+)
  • Added support to detect keyboard type (10.4+)
  • Added support to control where events enter the system (Event Taps) (10.4+)
  • Fixed a bug auto-detecting the proper port when SSH-only was checked.
  • Fixed a lockup problem in the OSXvnc-server process that could occur with Rich Clipboard Support enabled.
  • Fixed a problem repeatedly trying to send an empty clipboard buffer.
  • Fixed a bug with restoring otherArguments from defaults
    [/list:u]

    Vine 3.0 can be downloaded here - Vine 3.0 (Viewer and Server)

    You can request a trial key from within the Vine Viewer application or from our website.

Comments

  • Jonathan,

    Thanks for the full-screen feature in the new Vine Viewer.
    It works great on both my G4 Powerbook and my Core Duo iMac under 10.5.1 !

    John
  • This really is a solid update. My favorite feature is clipboard access while running the Vine server as a system service.

    I've got one tiny feature request for a future point release:

    When minimizing windows in Vine Viewer, I think the minimized icon should retain its proportions. Right now, when I connect to my wife's MacBook (1200x800 resolution) and then minimize the connection, the miniaturized picture of her desktop is crammed into a 1:1 square. For example, Leopard's Screen Share app minimizes this way.
  • well I still run into the following problem on what I havent received a solution so far here http://www.redstonesoftware.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=3288#3288
    rand0m wrote:
    Hi there,
    I run Leopard 10.5.1

    - localized keyboard
    I use German keyboard layout and for some reason "b" isnt interpreted thought capital "B" is, all other chars are interpreted correctly.

    any hints on this? maybe this was simply forgotten?

    best
    ran
  • rand0m wrote:
    well I still run into the following problem on what I havent received a solution so far here http://www.redstonesoftware.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=3288#3288
    rand0m wrote:
    Hi there,
    I run Leopard 10.5.1

    - localized keyboard
    I use German keyboard layout and for some reason "b" isnt interpreted thought capital "B" is, all other chars are interpreted correctly.

    any hints on this? maybe this was simply forgotten?

    best
    ran

    This is a shot in the dark, but it sounds like it could be related to the problem I posted about here:

    http://www.redstonesoftware.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=880

    JonathanOSX posted a possible solution that seems to be working for me so far.
  • well i could try, but all other characters are fine, except the small "b". I checked it, so I thought it might simply got forgotten in the interpreterslist or similar ..
  • JonathanOSXJonathanOSX ForumAdmin admin
    Ok, it's not just you. We see what you are reporting with lower-case b not being typed when loading a German keyboard (Vine set to "Use Current Keyboard").

    In the interim it appears to work for us if we set Vine Server to use the Unicode Keyboard (and set that Keyboard using Sys Prefs -> International...).

    That's an interesting bug, why that one key wouldn't work is very strange. We'll investigate and report back when we have found a fix.
  • JonathanOSXJonathanOSX ForumAdmin admin
    We've just posted an updated Vine Server Beta that we hope addresses this problem. Please read this notice -- http://www.redstonesoftware.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1206
  • JonathanOSXJonathanOSX ForumAdmin admin
    Vine 3.1 with Snow-Leopard compatibility has been released.

    http://www.testplant.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=6206#6206
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