Bug 250979 - RFE: add support for freerdp
Summary: RFE: add support for freerdp
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 248896
Alias: None
Product: krdc
Classification: Unclassified
Component: RDP (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Platform: Fedora RPMs Linux
: NOR wishlist (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Urs Wolfer
Depends on:
Reported: 2010-09-12 15:48 UTC by Stefan Becker
Modified: 2010-09-12 19:43 UTC (History)
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Description Stefan Becker 2010-09-12 15:48:14 UTC
Version:           unspecified (using KDE 4.5.1) 
OS:                Linux

Quote from the freerdp project page:

"FreeRDP is a fork of the rdesktop project that intends to rapidly
 start moving forward and implement features that rdesktop lacks the most."


f.ex. it works out of the box with Win7 RDP, whereas rdesktop-1.6.0 does not.

Fedora is already reviewing to add a package for freerdp, see


It would be really nice if krdc would support freedrdp as alternative to rdesktop. I'm not sure if a new plugin would be required or if it would be enough to add it as auto-detected option to the current plugin (freerdp client does have some different command line options).

Reproducible: Always
Comment 1 Stefan Becker 2010-09-12 19:06:36 UTC
Another option would be to use libfreerdp instead of the command line program.
Comment 2 Urs Wolfer 2010-09-12 19:43:47 UTC
I think adding a 2nd plugin with higher "priority" would be the perfect solution. So the old plugin would just be used as fallback solution.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 248896 ***