We are excited to announce the release of a new Remote Utilities Host for Linux*, alpha version (preview)! This release is a significant milestone for us, as we have received numerous requests for a Mac/Linux version of Remote Utilities Host from our valued users.
Please keep in mind that this is only an alpha version and is very limited in functionality. We have released this preview version to demonstrate that the development of Host for Linux and Mac is ongoing and the first beta version is underway.
The Remote Utilities Host for Linux, alpha version (preview) can be downloaded from the links provided below. We recommend that you download and install this preview version on a test machine and not on your production systems.
- Only Full Control is available - Only direct connection is available
Other features including the Internet-ID, File transfer connection mode, deb/rpm packages etc. will be added later in the beta and in the final release.
Hello, I tried the new Host/Agent for Linux (alpha preview) - connection from a machine with Viewer (OS linux) to a machine with the new Host/Agent for Linux (alpha preview) (OS linux) - "heureka" remote control finally works after three years purchase of a license :-) so far only via IP address, later it will perhaps be possible to connect via Internet-ID. I will try the remote connection with this version of Host/Agent for Linux (alpha preview) and I will send you any findings of the connection status, etc. So it looks like we will probably see a functional Viewer and Host for both Mac and Linux :-) Thank you for your efforts, efforts and progress to solve the possible remote control of Mac and Linux machines. Have a nice day O.Fridrich - Czech Republic
Hello, I found one drawback so far: The ability to scroll content on the remote machine does not work, neither with the mouse nor with the touchpad. Dragging with the scroll bar or clicking on the scroll bars must be used when scrolling remote content.
Please note that since this is an Alpha-version release for preview purposes, some of the default features supported by Host for Windows might not be available yet. The advanced mouse scroll feature will definitely be available in the subsequent releases of Host/Agent for Linux.
Unlike Oldřich, I'm successful in scrolling with a roller ball and mouse scroll wheel. Touchpad scroll is lacking.
When accessing from an android phone or tablet the mouse is not visible remotely. Not sure if it's the viewer or Linux host Left running overnight several days. Connection remained available and accessible. Very stable. While it may be the fact that it's a local connection, it's very quick and responsive. An issue I'm sure will be addressed in a later release is the need to restart the host manually after restarting the Linux machine.
All in all a great start. Looking forward to further releases and will post any issues that may be encountered.
Hello, I understand that some functions are not in the Alpha-version... I didn't mean it as a criticism, just an information about the fact and the functionality. And I have to agree with Jim about the scrolling. You can use the mouse to scroll on the remote machine, when using the touchpad, scrolling on the remote machine does not work... I believe that in the final version all the standard functions will work and maybe something extra... :-))
Of course, we will definitely aim for the final stable release to have the standard features that are currently available in Host for Windows. I will forward the notes about the touchpad scrolling and will check with them on the manual restart of Host after the system reboot as well. We appreciate your input.