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MobaXterm new release 8.0

MobaXterm new release 8.0

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Hi everyone!

We just built a new release of MobaXterm (version 8.0)!

This new version comes with several new improvements among which:

  • Added support for credentials
  • Improved X11 server compatibility with new native X11 server
  • Improved terminal and SSH client (thanks to PuTTY)
  • Improved MobApt package manager and apt-get
  • Added PowerShell support

MobaXterm is your ultimate toolbox for remote computing: in a single Windows application, it provides loads of functions that are tailored for programmers, webmasters, IT administrators and pretty much all users who need to handle their remote jobs in a more simple fashion. MobaXterm provides all the important remote network tools (SSH, X11, RDP, VNC, FTP, MOSH, …) to Windows desktop, in a single portable exe file which works out of the box.

Here is the full changelog:

  • New feature: MobaXterm is now able to create shared credentials for multiple sessions
  • Improvement: SSH, telnet, rlogin and serial sessions are now powered by a faster native Windows engine based on the efficient PuTTY tool by Simon Tatham
  • New feature: Added "MobaKeyGen": a graphical SSH keys generator based on the great "PuTTYgen" tool by Simon Tatham
  • Improvement: Default X server is now a native Windows port of Xorg with no wrapper (compiled using MinGW)
  • Improvement: The embedded terminal is now based on a plain PuTTY engine
  • Improvement: Re-organized session settings for better usability
  • Improvement: MobaXterm is now able to retrieve/store SSH password, even in "keyboard-interactive" mode
  • New feature: Dragging using Alt+drag performs a rectangular selection
  • New feature: Right-click menu now allows to reconfigure many options on the current terminal for the current running session
  • New feature: Added a "home page" at MobaXterm startup with recent sessions, a quick search bar and a button to start a new terminal. You can disable this home page from the global settings and choose to start a local terminal instead.
  • Improvement: New keyboard configurations added
  • Improvement: SFTP browser now works in keyboard interactive mode
  • Improvement: Double-click selection in the terminal is now smarter when determining if a character is a separator or not
  • Improvement: Local Unix utilities based on Cygwin are now in a separate plugin file. If you only need basic MobaXterm features like SSH, X11, Rlogin, Telnet, Serial or RDP, you do not need this plugin
  • Improvement: MobaXterm startup speed has been improved
  • Improvement: Banner message is now adapted to the session you launched. For SSH sessions, it displays some useful information about X11-forwarding, DISPLAY, SFTP browser and compression features
  • Improvement: Added new proxy settings for SSH connections
  • Improvement: Added some new charsets for remote sessions
  • Improvement: Better SSH keys support (OpenSSH / PuTTY / SSH.com types are seamlessly managed)
  • New feature: Added some cool puzzle games from Simon Tatham
  • New feature: You can now select a terminal size (number of rows/columns) and keep it while resizing MobaXterm by increasing/decreasing font size
  • Improvement: Added new SSH KEX algorithms for the SFTP browser (DH_GROUP_EXCHANGE256, RSA1024_SHA1, RSA2048_SHA256, GSS_GROUP_EXCHANGE, GSS_GROUP, GSS_GROUP_14)
  • New feature: Added uptime, shred, truncate, nl, link, free, factor, compress, count, paste, nc (netcat) and host tools (thanks to Toybox: http://landley.net/toybox/ )
  • Improvement: Log file name is now automatically based on the session protocol, remote host, username and date/time
  • New feature: You can now choose disable completely OpenGL rendering support in X11 server
  • Improvement: Updated Cygwin version to version 2.0.4 in CygUtils plugin
  • Bugfix: Corrected a bug with libopenssl, grep and bash update from apt-get
  • Bugfix: Prevented Windows taskbar from being raised with fullscreen VNC sessions
  • Improvement: Improved CMD sessions by using the "winpty" tool: Ctrl+C and TAB completion should work on any environment now
  • New feature: Added Powershell to the "Local terminal" session type (experimental)
  • New feature: Added TWM window manager as an option for X11 sessions
  • Improvement: Added a Paste button on the MultiExec top toolbar
  • New feature: Added a new tool entry in order to start a CMD window as admin
  • Improvement: Added an explanation message when sub processes fail to start because of a group policy
  • Bugfix: Corrected some issues when MobaXterm is installed in a Windows path containing unicode characters
  • Bugfix: Corrected an issue with tab integration of XDMCP sessions
  • Bugfix: Corrected an issue with tabs numbering when a VNC session was started but the remote host did not exist
  • Bugfix: Prevented Windows taskbar from being raised with fullscreen RDP sessions
  • Bugfix: Desktop shortcuts did not work on some Windows version because of truncated command line
  • Bugfix: fixed a bug with PuTTY sessions import at first start
  • Bugfix: Prevented MobaXterm slash directory from being set to the root of a drive or to a directory with other programs already present
  • Bugfix: Corrected some focus issues in RDP sessions

You can download this new release from MobaXterm website.