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noVNC 1.3.0

22 Oct 08:45
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A stable release of noVNC is now available. Lots of changes have been made since the last release, but the highlights are:

Application:

  • Added French and Portuguese (Brazil) translations.
  • The novnc_proxy command (earlier launch.sh) is now able to interface better towards Websockify and now has it's own man page.

Library:

  • RTCDataChannel is now supported as a communication channel, an alternative to WebSockets.
  • Resizes of the viewport are handled in a more modern way. This allows our library to not only react on browser window changes, but to size changes of the screen element as well.
  • Fixed a bug with the Alt key on Firefox.
  • Fixed a disconnect that happened when using some VNC servers. The error displayed in this case was "Error decoding rect: TypeError".
  • Plain authentication passwords now support longer passwords, which can be useful if you're using a password manager.
  • Support for Internet Explorer has been dropped. This made it possible to use more modern features and clean up a large number of workarounds.

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The noVNC Developers

noVNC 1.3.0 beta

08 Sep 13:51
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noVNC 1.3.0 beta Pre-release
Pre-release

A beta of noVNC 1.3.0 is now available. Lots of changes have been made since the last release, but the highlights are:

Application:

  • Added French and Portuguese (Brazil) translations.
  • The novnc_proxy command (earlier launch.sh) is now able to interface better towards Websockify and now has it's own man page.

Library:

  • RTCDataChannel is now supported as a communication channel, an alternative to WebSockets.
  • Resizes of the viewport are handled in a more modern way. This allows our library to not only react on browser window changes, but to size changes of the screen element as well.
  • Fixed a bug with the Alt key on Firefox.
  • Fixed a disconnect that happened when using some VNC servers. The error displayed in this case was "Error decoding rect: TypeError".
  • Plain authentication passwords now support longer passwords, which can be useful if you're using a password manager.
  • Support for Internet Explorer has been dropped. This made it possible to use more modern features and clean up a large number of workarounds.

Regards
The noVNC Developers

noVNC 1.2.0

14 Jul 08:31
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A new stable release of noVNC is now available. Lots of changes have been made since the last release, but the highlights are:

  • Quality and compression hints can now be modified dynamically
  • Added touch gestures to emulate common mouse actions
  • Support for full Unicode in clipboard
  • Support for VeNCrypt Plain authentication
  • Support for TightVNC Unix authentication
  • Support for alpha cursors
  • The session name is now updated whilst connected

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The noVNC Developers

noVNC 1.2.0 Beta

07 Jul 08:53
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noVNC 1.2.0 Beta Pre-release
Pre-release

A beta of noVNC 1.2.0 is now available. Lots of changes have been made since the last release, but the highlights are:

  • Quality and compression hints can now be modified dynamically
  • Added touch gestures to emulate common mouse actions
  • Support for full Unicode in clipboard
  • Support for VeNCrypt Plain authentication
  • Support for TightVNC Unix authentication
  • Support for alpha cursors
  • The session name is now updated whilst connected

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The noVNC Developers

noVNC 1.1.0

09 Apr 16:52
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A new stable release of noVNC is now available. Lots of changes have been made since
the last release, but the highlights of what's included in this release are:

Application:

  • New translations for Russian, Korean, Czech and Chinese (traditional) languages
  • Fixed an issue where you didn't get scrollbars in your browser on Windows if
    you had a touch screen.
  • Added the Super/Windows key to the toolbar.
  • Added an option to show a dot when there otherwise wouldn't be a visible
    cursor.
  • View drag is no longer available when in scaling mode.

Library:

  • A large number of coding style changes has been made to make the code easier
    to read and better to work with.
  • Many keyboard issues has been fixed.
  • Local cursor is now available on all platforms.
  • Fixed a number of crashes related to clipboard.
  • Fixed issues that occurred if data from the server was being received slowly.
  • A problem has been fixed where the display module would incorrectly handle
    high DPI systems causing scrollbars to show when they shouldn't.

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The noVNC Developers

noVNC 1.0.0

22 Feb 13:16
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The first official stable release of noVNC is finally here.

Lots of changes have been made since the last release, both in terms of features and bug fixes. Some of the more notable changes since the last release are:

Application:

  • Heavily revamped interface
  • Everything is translated
  • Automatic reconnect on disconnects
  • Better handling of on screen keyboards
  • Support for VNC "bell" sound

Library:

  • Cleaned up, official and stable API
  • Converted to ES6 modules
  • Much improved keyboard handling
  • Support for QEMU's raw keyboard extension
  • Support for continuous updates extension
  • Proper handling of machines with both touch and mouse/trackpad
  • Better handling of mouse wheels
  • More responsive and performant panning
  • Colour map mode is no longer supported

Regards
The noVNC Developers

noVNC 1.0.0 Beta

02 Feb 13:16
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noVNC 1.0.0 Beta Pre-release
Pre-release

A beta of noVNC 1.0.0 is now available. This will be the first official stable release of noVNC.

Lots of changes have been made since the last release, both in terms of features and bug fixes. We appreciate any testing and feedback you can provide before the final release is out.

Some of the more notable changes since the last release are:

Application:

  • Heavily revamped interface
  • Everything is translated
  • Automatic reconnect on disconnects
  • Better handling of on screen keyboards
  • Support for VNC "bell" sound

Library:

  • Cleaned up, official and stable API
  • Converted to ES6 modules
  • Much improved keyboard handling
  • Support for QEMU's raw keyboard extension
  • Support for continuous updates extension
  • Proper handling of machines with both touch and mouse/trackpad
  • Better handling of mouse wheels
  • More responsive and performant panning
  • Colour map mode is no longer supported

Regards
The noVNC Developers

v0.6.2

12 Jan 19:54
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_This is a vulnerability fix release._

Fixes a XSS issue in which the remote VNC server could inject arbitrary HTML into the noVNC web page via the messages propagated to the status field, such as the VNC server name.

This affects users of vnc_auto.html and vnc.html, as well as any users of include/ui.js.

Thanks to David Wyde of Cisco for reporting the issue.

v0.6.1

04 Jul 19:29
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Major Changes Since 0.5.1

_Warning: this release removes support for legacy browsers, namely IE9 and below. IE10 may receive "best-effort" support. IE 11+, Edge, Firefox 31+, and Chrome 44+ continue to be supported_

_Warning: this release includes a number of potentially breaking changes to internal libraries_

Thanks to all the contributors who filed bugs, added features, and fixed bugs during this release 🎉

App-visible Changes

  • feature tap-to-click in viewport drag mode (better mobile experience) (#600)
  • feature allow passing the token in the path (makes it easier to use noVNC with websockify token plugins) (#537)
  • feature support passing config variables via hash fragment (can be used to prevent leaking config to static content hosting) (#547)
  • feature: Performance improvements (#488, etc) may affect users who are not just calling the RFB constructor directly, users of older browsers (see warning above)
  • feature Support fullscreen mode (#499)
  • bugfix: Deal with be launched via symbolic link in launch.sh (#447)
  • feature: Support ExtendedDesktopSize and SetDesktopSize messages (supports automatic resizing of remote desktops to fit local session) (#444)
  • feature: Support local autoscaling of viewport (supports automatic resizing of local session without resizing remote desktop) (#451)
  • refactor: Remove vendored copy of websockify. Instead, if utils/websockify is present, that is used. If not, a global websockify is used if present. Otherwise, websockify is clone using git into utils/websockify (#448) may affect users of launch.sh

Library-visible Changes

  • bugfix/refactor: Throw exceptions from the RFB constructor (#474) may affect users who call the RFB constructor themselves
  • bugfix: properly unregister event handlers in websock.js (#427)
  • bugfix/refactor: change getPosition to use native browser APIs for getting position (#432)

App-internals Changes

  • bugfix: Tweak UI to allow vnc.html to be used with more restrictive CSP (#483)
  • refactor: Internal UI cleanups (#607) may affect custom themes, users of ui.js, and/or modified versions of vnc.html and vnc_auto.html
  • refactor: create a new RFB on each new connection (#473)

v0.5.1

06 Jan 19:02
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Minor Bugfix Release

Major Changes Since 0.5

  • Improved keyboard support via use of keysyms.js
  • Fix HEXTILE "blank" tile support
  • lower minimum width to accommodate smaller screens
  • Fix issue causing true-color cursors to not be changed
  • Fix subprotocol support for the TIGHT encoding