Ticket #8279 (new enhancement)
Use FreeRDP instead of rdesktop
|Reported by:||Sasquatch||Owned by:|
In the Linux version, a modified version of rdesktop is included. The rdesktop project has been dead for quite some time now, at least I haven't seen many changes and improvements recently. Even though rdesktop works, freeRDP is more active in development and has more features currently.
I got to this after looking for a better RDP client for Linux than tsclient with rdesktop and found Remmina, which uses freeRDP as backend. FreeRDP can be found at www.freerdp.com and their SourceForge site https://sourceforge.net/projects/freerdp/. It supports most features of the latest Remote Desktop Protocol, works with VRDP since version 0.7.4 (it's currently at 0.8.2, released November 12) and allows you to include new features in VRDP without breaking the shipped VRDP client (rdesktop-vrdp).
Please evaluate this new RDP client and include it in the next major version if you decide to include it.