vinegre and disabled vnc in tsclient

Asked by Francis Earl

This report amounts to two questions:

1) A while ago, I recall there was effort made to ensure only one application per task, so why are there two remote desktop applications when only one is necessary?

2) Why has VNC support in tsclient been disabled when it is probably the better client for VNC? (more mature, more featured etc).

tsclient just feels more professional, and should be the only remote desktop application installed by default. vinegre doesn't offer anything over tsclient, while not being as complete of a solution, so this doesn't make sense to me? I suppose an explanation is all I really require, but some consideration of going back to just tsclient would be prefered, Ubuntu never used to install a seperate VNC GUI by default, why start now just because Gnome accepted it? Ubuntu doesn't install epiphany or empathy just because Gnome accepted them, this decision seems poor to me.

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This question was originally filed as bug #332137.

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benste (benste) said :

Hi, thanks for taking the time to report this.
This isn't a bug because it doesn't stop you to do something.

In my opinion this is suprising too, BUT my tsclient is also working with vinagre.
Maybe vinagre is installed because of it's easyness

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Chanchao (custom) said :

I think it's confusing. I'm trying to connect to an Apple Mac with VNC but VNC is disabled, and the other application "Remote Desktop Viewer" doesn't do anything. Meanwhile VNC is disabled in "Terminal Server Client", which used to work fine.

Very confusing, and I can't get to that machine right now.

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Hermes (PL) (hermes85pl) said :

I would agree that one application would suffice. No need for vinagre, just give us full tsclient.

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Shmuel Bouhnik (sbouhnik) said :

Just install xvnc4viewer

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