Some weeks back I went through my first release of the Linux Receiver with the 13.2 release. So I thought I’d highlight what’s new, ask for feedback on where we are and also ask what you’d like to see in future releases.
The $100 Linux Receiver Question – What you want to see in future releases?
I’m a huge fan of the $100 question. I’ve blogged about this and the methodology before, here.
I’d be interested to hear where customers and partners think we should invest in:
- New product features?
- Better documentation, more how-to-webinars/YouTube videos, is there a particular web site that should be revamped?
- Automated support tools, error messages?
- Client side instrumentation and monitoring?
- Investing time with particular partners?
- Expand certification labs to broaden our hardware support for particular emerging hardware?
- Quality/bug fixes – are you happy with the feature set but feel quality should be the priority
Internally some groups at Citrix use a “How would you spend $100?” model to prioritize changes, and if you were interested in providing feedback following that model, it would be ideal. If you’ve never used this model before, it’s pretty simple. Write down the things (up to 5 max) you’d want to see (optionally with a “why” beside them), and then given a budget of $100. Spend the $100 by allocating it to your desired functionality, and anything with a zero is removed. This has the benefit of focusing on the high value changes without worrying about complexity. If you’d like to provide input, please do so in the comments section below this blog
In the meantime here’s an update on what we released with Receiver 13.2 for Linux, including new features such as support for Russian localisation!
So What Was New with Receiver 13.2 for Linux
Release Date: Jun 30, 2015
Receiver for Linux enables users to access virtual desktops and hosted applications delivered by XenDesktop and XenApp from devices running the Linux operating system. Receiver for Linux is available in English, German, Spanish, French, Japanese, Simplified Chinese and Russian.
New features in this release
- Supports the unified experience that is enabled in conjunction with the centrally managed app selection capabilities introduced in StoreFront 3.0
- TLS 1.0, 1.1, 1.2 support, TLS 1.0 was available in the Linux Receiver 13.1 release. Block the use of weak SSL encryption methods, instead support the newer TLS encryption methods (v1.0, 1.1 and 1.2). This includes prevention of the POODLE SSL fallback exploit
- Russian – new localization
- Full 64 bit support, now includes the HDX Session technology. The whole 64bit package is now built 64bit, so no longer requires 32bit compatibility libraries to be installed on x86_64 platforms. (Session Launch Technology was supplied as 64 bit in 13.1)
- Improved support for physical Desktop use cases. The new WebReceiver variant of the Debian package has the dependencies required to connect to WebReceiver sites and does not install the dependencies required for the SelfService UI. This package is compatible with more Linux Distributions than the full package