Grdc 0.6.0

GTK+/Gnome Remote Desktop Client
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Grdc is a remote desktop client based on GTK+ and for the GNOME desktop environment.

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The whole story started from my new netbook Eee PC. I bought it and installed Debian on it. I really enjoyed it until I realized that the default installation of the RDP client 'tsclient' on Debian is quite annoying for me:

* The Eee PC has very small screen resolution, but it won't allow me to scroll when I am connecting to my desktop. I can move the window by pressing Alt, but I have to disable capturing all WM key bindings, and it means no Alt-Tab in remote desktop. This made me crazy.
* In fullscreen mode, it occupies all my virtual desktops and provides no control. I can do nothing else when I am connecting to my desktop. When I roll my desktop cube, RDP is in all sides.
* I had great experience with Krdc, which is part of the KDE project. But in order to install Krdc in Gnome desktop, I have to install tons of additional dependencies; This is obvious not a good news for a small netbook user, or a Gnome fan.
* Remote desktop is one of the most frequently used application to me in my netbook; I have to look for a perfect solution.

Well, if you happen to be in the same boat as me, I hope this is the place you are looking for!

Main features:

  • The Grdc main program:
  • A pure GTK+ 2.0 application!
  • Maintain a list of remote desktop files for most frequently used servers
  • Make quick connections by directly putting in the server name
  • Remote desktops with higher resolutions are scrollable 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.
  • RDP protocol is supported by rdesktop; VNC protocol is supported by libvncclient.
  • The Grdc Gnome applet:
  • A Gnome desktop applet for easy-access of Grdc main features
  • List all remote desktop files and make the connection easily
  • Support remote desktop files grouping feature

last updated on:
July 7th, 2009, 7:58 GMT
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
developed by:
Vic Lee
ROOT \ System \ Networking
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What's New in This Release:
  • Add Avahi support using libavahi-ui
  • Option tstart a connection in view-only mode
  • Enhanced command line arguments tsupport new grdc-applet features
  • Black Scrolled Viewport border (Nikolay Botev)
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