VNC 4.0 Beta 3

Li, Charles
Mon Jul 28 20:21:01 2003

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-----Original Message-----
From: James Weatherall []
Sent: Monday, July 28, 2003 2:08 PM
Subject: VNC 4.0 Beta 3

RealVNC is pleased to announce the first public beta release of VNC 4.0.  

VNC 4.0 is a complete redesign of the VNC system, but maintains backwards 
compatibility with the old VNC 3 releases.

New features on all platforms:
- Local cursor rendering
- New Java viewer
- Improved performance
- Dynamic desktop resizing

New Unix features:
- Support for remoting the X11 console
- Xvnc is now based on the XFree86 4 X server
- Compatibility with a wider range of Unix platforms and features

New Windows features:
- Support for multiple monitors
- New keyboard handling code
- Simpler configuration system

Binaries and source can be downloaded from the RealVNC website at

Documentation and notes on this release can be found at

Please direct bug reports for this release to


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