Same as the previous 2 versions.
What does not
1. Still not able to control a *nix based PC
2. Gear button (options) still not working
3. Output still scaled making some things hard to read
4. Closing the application can still cause it to crash so that it must be killed manually (pkill CrossLoop)
What was not tested
I had trouble getting past the login screen after installing. Crossloop would crash whenever I clicked 'skip,' 'login,' or closed the window. I don't know what caused this behaviour but I was able to get around it by running 'wine regedit' and adding the following values: HKCU/Software/CrossLoop/CrossLoopConnect/Options/AccountEmail (as a String value) HKCU/Software/CrossLoop/CrossLoopConnect/Options/ENCPassword (as a DWORD value) I entered the email account I use for Crossloop in 'AccountEmail' and a random value in 'ENCPassword.' When I restarted Crossloop I was presented with an incorrect password window. Upon entering my password I was then able use the program. Also, I am downgrading Crossloop's Rating of Gold to Silver. I do this for 3 reasons. The first is because a gold rating, according to Wine standards, states that the software "works flawlessly with DLL overrides, third party software or other settings." Unfortunately this just is not the case; there are too many unusable features. Secondly, as each new version of Crossloop is released it seems that more and more problems arise. I found myself searching for version 2.20 online after attempting to install this version because I was having too many problems. Version 2.20 did not have the pop-ups, errors or crashing problems that I have been experiencing with the last 3 versions. Lastly, I am downgrading their rating because the Crossloop developers do not see porting Crossloop to Linux as a viable use of their time (http://forum.crossloop.com/showthread.php?t=35). I hope that this downgrade will show them that a Linux port of their software is in order since it is obviously not fully functional through Wine.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Nov 03 2009||1.1.32||Yes||Yes||Silver||Cody|
Since CrossLoop v2.4 autoscaling has been turned on. This can make it very hard to read certain things in the VNC window. To change from autoscaling to no scaling do the following:
run 'wine regedit'
browse to HKCU/Software/CrossLoop/CrossLoopConnect/Options
add a dword value and name it 'ImageScaling' (if it doesn't already exist)
for no scaling set ImageScaling = 1
for autoscaling set ImageScaling = 0