1.2. Changes in Release 4.70

This section describes the changes since the SGD 4.60 release.

1.2.1. SGD Client Installation Changes

The following changes have been made for installation of the SGD Client.

  • Automatic installation. Default installation directories have changed.

    See Automatic Installation of the SGD Client for details of the changes.

  • Manual installation. To provide support for shared file systems, Administrators can now install the SGD Client in a system-wide location.

    SGD keeps a record of the location of all SGD Clients that you have installed manually.

    Manual installation is now supported on Mac OS X platforms.

Default log file locations have changed. On Windows platforms, output is logged to the user's application data folder. On UNIX, Linux, and Mac OS X platforms, output is now logged to the system log location.

1.2.2. Default Connection Method Changes

The Connection Method (--method) attribute specifies the mechanism used by the SGD server to access an application server and start an application.

The default Connection Method setting has changed from telnet to ssh.

The rexec setting is no longer available.

1.2.3. New Parameters for User-Defined SGD Broker

New parameters that enable configuration of the chooser page have been introduced for the User-defined SGD broker. The User-defined SGD broker is used with the dynamic launch feature of SGD to enable users to select or specify the application server when starting an application.

The new parameters are as follows:

  • hideAppservers. The list of application servers is not displayed in the chooser page.

  • checkAppserver. For user-specified application servers, SGD checks that the application server has been assigned to the application object. If the application server is not assigned to the application object, an error message is shown.

1.2.4. Local Launch No Longer Supported

Support for running an application on Windows client devices (known as local launch) has been removed. The Local Client Launch (--trylocal) attribute has been deprecated.

The Local X Server (localx) setting is no longer supported for the Window Type (--displayusing) attribute.

The Check for Local X Server profile setting is no longer available.

1.2.5. Client Access License Pool Removed

Client Access Licenses (CALs) for non-Windows client devices are no longer stored in a license pool on the SGD server. CALs are now stored in a location on the client device.

The tarantella tscal command used to manage the license pool is no longer available.


When you upgrade an SGD server, any CALs stored in the license pool are removed. Non-Windows client devices can use temporary CALs issued by the Remote Desktop Session Host until the correct CALs are stored on the client device.

See the Microsoft Remote Desktop Services documentation for more details about CAL management.

1.2.6. Changes to Display Attributes for Application Objects

Due to the new XPE implementation introduced in this release, the following display attributes are no longer supported:

  • RGB Database (--xpe-rgbdatabase). The XPE now has built-in support for X11 color names.

  • Euro Character (--euro). The euro character is now supported by default.

  • Keyboard Map: Locked (--lockkeymap).

  • Keyboard Map (--xpe-keymap). The XKB extension is now used for keyboard maps.

  • Keyboard Map (--keymap). The XKB extension is now used for keyboard maps.

1.2.7. Removed Features in This Release

See Section 2.5, “Removed Features” for a list of features that have been removed in the 4.70 release.

1.2.8. Documentation Changes

The following documentation changes have been made for this release:

  • Security Guide. A new manual, the Oracle Secure Global Desktop Security Guide for Release 4.7, has been introduced to assist administrators in deploying SGD in a secure manner.

  • Translated documentation. Localized documentation is now available in the following languages:

    • French

    • Japanese

    • Chinese (Simplified)

1.2.9. Changes to Supported Locales

For this release, the SGD Client and webtop are available in the following supported languages:

  • English

  • French

  • German

  • Italian

  • Japanese

  • Korean

  • Portuguese (Brazilian)

  • Spanish

  • Chinese (Simplified)

  • Chinese (Traditional)