MultiSessionX 0.6

MultiSessionX is a fast user switching implementation for X11 utilizing VNC for persistent sessions.

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BSD License 
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DEVELOPED BY:
Eric Windisch
HOMEPAGE:
bwbohh.net
CATEGORY:
ROOT \ Desktop Environment \ Window Managers
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MultiSessionX
MultiSessionX is a fast user switching implementation for X11 utilizing VNC for persistent sessions. It provides a choosable menu via xdialog or xmessage. It supports Linux, FreeBSD, and Irix.

Here are some key features of "MultiSessionX":

Support for xdialog and xmessage (xmessage provided for legacy support -- use xdialog instead). Support planned for zenity.
Maintain multiple user logins from a single terminal without logging users out.
Reconnect to sessions from another terminal.
Multiple sessions per-user.
Mulitple connections to a single session. (vnc -shared)
Allows creation of non-persistent sessions -- starts window manager normally to support features not available through VNC (high-speed video, opengl)

Note: use with xdialog and an X11 login manager can be very similar to the behavior AND visual appearance of Windows 2003 with Terminal Services. I should note that this project was started early 2002, well before Windows 2003 was released! Just in case you were wondering ;-)

Licensed under the general BSD license (no advertising clause).

Limitations:

VNC has a lot of bugs and limitations. For instance, it does not support OpenGL or XV visuals. "Non-persistent" sessions provided as work-around. Also, VNC "messes up", causing visual artifacts.
Does not work with Zenity at all, not even it's gdialog emulation

Last updated on July 13th, 2005

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