The Industry Standard PC to Sun, Linux, X server and Connectivity
Hummingbird Exceed® 9.0,,
the best selling, highest performing PC X Server on the market,
is designed to transparently integrate PC and X computing
environments. Exceed 9 delivers seamless access from Windows
desktops to the many types of computing platforms in an enterprise,
including: UNIX, Linux, X Windows based systems, VMS, IBM
Mainframe and AS/400.
Redesigned Xconfig user interface
Exceed Xconfig has gone through a major upgrade to the modern
Windows-XP style framework. The new user-friendly interface provides
enhancements and extra options in version 9.0.
Re-organized configuration categories
Categories in the Xconfig are reorganized to enhance logical access
to the configuration options. For the users who are fond of the
classic Xconfig category groupings, they can toggle the interface
and revert it back to the classic view.
Enhanced "All Users" installation
If the "All Users" installation option is selected when installing
Exceed, setup will allow for the creation of individual settings
for each user login on to the workstation. The first time a user
launches Exceed, they will automatically and transparently receive
a copy of the Default User settings in their windows profile.
This new feature allows users to keep individual and personalized
settings on a workstation, preventing several users from overwriting
each other's profiles and settings with their own preferences.
Administrator can update the Default User directory and distribute
the changes to users by initiating a "synchronize" event. All
users will transparently and automatically receive the up-to-date
configuration the next time they launch Exceed.
The enhanced migration engine seamlessly migrates Exceed version
6.2 and above to version 8.0. This new migration engine can handle
various types of installation: Single user, All Users and customized
"per user" installation.
Xconfig Management Console
Microsoft Management Console (MMC) is a Microsoft application
that provides a graphical-user interface (GUI) and a programming
framework in which consoles or collections of administrative tools
can be created, saved, and opened. Exceed provides an MMC snap-in
module, called Xconfig Management Console, that gives administrators
the power to inspect and administer Exceed configurations residing
on the remote PC workstations.
Additional Access Control
This new feature, once turned on, allows users to accept or refuse
each X application that attempts to connect to Exceed. It improves
users control over the incoming X connections, enhances security
and privacy, and increase the efficiency of the network bandwidth
Enhanced multiple instances support
Exceed v9.0 provides an easy way for users to initiate multiple
instances of Exceed. There is no need for users to go through
a convoluted exercise and manually launch multiple instances of
Exceed from the command line. Instead, users will be prompted
as they attempt to launch another instance of Exceed or X application
and they can decide whether to use the existing Exceed session
or to create a new session.
XDMCP Query Runtime Host Prompt
There is a new icon in the Exceed folder group that allows users
to start an XDMCP Query session. Should the host field be empty
when users click on the icon, a dialog box will prompt the users
for the hostname. Users can also pick a host from the list of
recently connected hosts.
Support for multiple network adapters and
Exceed allows users with multiple network adapters to use a new
graphical user interface to conveniently choose the network adapter
that Exceed should be communicating with. Users are no longer
required to create an override value in the registry.
LogiCad3D input devices
Exceed extends its support for 3D input device to include LogiCad3D
Native Window Manager Gnome Compliance
The Native Window Manager is integrated with the Gnome desktop.
The four workspaces on the Exceed menu and toolbar are associated
with the icons on the Desk Guide and Gnome pager.
X Rendering Extension
Exceed supports the X Rendering Extension (Render). The "Render"
introduces digital image composition as the foundation of a new
rendering model within the X Window System.
X11 Internationalization Support (XI18N)
Exceed XDK v8.0 supports the dynamic load of X Input Method (XIM)
and X Output Method (XOM) modules. XI18N framework provides a
common API implementation for keyboard entry in all European and
Asian languages and even for bi-directional languages such as
Hebrew, Arabic, and Thai. Common standards for input methods allow
developers to write one single application which can work in locale
environments around the world.
The enhanced XDK Application Wizard supports Internationalization
and 64-bit cross-compilation.
Wheel mouse support
Now developers will be able to create programs to capture the
wheel mouse events.