Bug#863097: ITP: remote-logon-config-agent -- Retrieve the list of remote desktop servers for a user
- Date: Sun, 21 May 2017 20:25:50 +0200
- From: Mike Gabriel <mike.gabriel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Bug#863097: ITP: remote-logon-config-agent -- Retrieve the list of remote desktop servers for a user
Owner: Mike Gabriel <mike.gabriel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
* Package name : remote-logon-config-agent
Version : 0.9
Upstream Author : Mike Gabriek <mike.gabriel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
* URL : https://github.com/ArcticaProject/remote-logon-config-agent
* License : GPL-3
Programming Lang: Python3
Description : Retrieve the list of remote desktop servers for a user
This tiny Python tool will be part of bringing Arctica Greeter (derived
from Ubuntu's Unity Greeter) to Debian. This tool fetches JSON based
remote server information from a brokerage host (formerly knows as UCCS
server). This tool will be used by the to-be-provided
Around 2012, Canonical Ltd. developed a remote logon feature for Unity
Greeter that supported FreeRDP logons. Citrix Logons were planned, too,
but never finished (IIRC). The corresponding components in Ubuntu are
thin-client-config-agent and remote- login-service.
The X2Go project (i.e. me) later on provieded patches for X2Go Sessinn
logon support via Unity Greeter, but those patches never got upstreamed.
And the UCCS remote logon concept has been discontinued ever since AFAIK.
The continuation (and improvements) of Unity Greeter's remote logon feature will
be published under the name Arctica Greeter (i.e., greeter frontend for LightDM).
As a UCCS-like server, the X2Go Session Broker can be used. However, in the
Arcitca Project's context, we also plan to provide such a brokerage feature which
then can be plugged into Arctica Greeter.
The components in Ubuntu are thin-client-config-agent and remote-login-service.
The forked projects provide the continuation of those projects in a completely
different name space. Thus, the named Ubuntu packages and the forked packages
should be co-installable.