This area on the Debian Wiki is for everyone who seeks information about Remote Desktop applications (client side and server side) within Debian.

There is a packaging team for bringing related software to Debian and maintaining it in Debian continuously: The Debian Remote Maintainers team (aka pkg-remote-team on Alioth):

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Please note that not all mentioned applications related to Remote Desktop in the widest sense are maintained by the pkg-remote Team. However, we nonetheless attempt at best to collect information on those software pieces here unter this wiki namespace.

Information for Developers

The Remote Desktop experience on a GNU/Linux desktop or terminal server can be affected by all graphical applications available. Often it happens, that a change in this or that graphical application results in problems in remote sessions, but not local sessions. Please file such bugs with the following BTS header at the top of your mail:

Package: <gui-package>
Version: <version-with-problems>
Severity: <how-bad-you-think-it-is>
User: pkg-remote-team@lists.alioth.debian.org
Usertags: debian-remote

Information on Remote Desktop like Servers in Debian

... in alphabetical order

Arctica Project

FIXME: todo...

Guacomole Server

FIXME: todo...

TightVNC

FIXME: todo...

X2Go Server

FIXME: todo...

xpra Server

FIXME: todo...

xRDP Support

FIXME: todo...

Information on Remote Desktop like Clients in Debian

... in alphabetical order

RDP Clients (MS-RDP protocol)

FreeRDP 1.1 / FreeRDP 2

FIXME: todo...

(g)rdesktop

FIXME: todo...

Remmina

FIXME: todo...

Clients for X2Go

X2Go Client

FIXME: todo...

PyHoca-GUI / PyHoca-CLI

FIXME: todo...

Clients for NX (v3)

Listed here for completeness, there are still some NXv3 servers deployed at various sites, but they are gradually vanishing from the planets these days (writing this at the end of ?DebConf17, Montreal).

Remmina

FIXME: todo...

Remote Desktop Technologies / Protocols

MS-RDP protocol

FIXME: todo

NXv3 protocol

FIXME: todo

VNC protocol

FIXME: todo

Plain X11

FIXME: todo