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  • November 5, 2013

Oracle Secure Global Desktop (SGD) 5.1

Last week, we released the latest update of Oracle Secure Global Desktop.

Release 5.1 introduces a number of bug fixes and smaller changes but the most interesting one is definitely increased support for html5-based client access. In SGD 5.0 we added support for Apple iPads using Safari to connect to SGD and display your session right inside the browser. The traditional model for SGD is that you connect using a webbrowser to the webtop and applications that are displayed locally using a local client (tta). This client gets installed the first time you connect. So in the traditional model (which works very well...) you need a webbrowser, java and the tta client. With the addition of html5 support, there's no longer a need to install a local client, in fact, there is also no longer a need to have java installed. We currently support Chrome as a browser to enable html5 clients. This allows us to enable html5 on the android devices and also on desktops running Chrome (Windows, MacOS X, Linux).

Connections will work transparently across proxy servers as well. So now you can run any SGD published app or desktop right from your webbrowser inside a browser window. This is very convenient and cool.

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Comments ( 2 )
  • schindlerd Tuesday, November 5, 2013

    Hi Wim.

    Great work so far! We are really excited about the new HTML5 client especially because Java-Browser-PlugIn is causing more and more trouble. Hope you are soon supporting all other common Desktop browsers :)

    Regards,

    Daniel


  • Wim Tuesday, November 5, 2013

    Sure - part of it though is the quality of html5 support in those other browsers :)


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