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Introduction

VMware View is a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure system allowing thin/zero clients to connect to a desktop Virtual Machine in a datacenter.

Licensing

At this time, the VMware View client for Linux appears to have licensing that prohibits redistribution (but would allow use with an organization).

Build

Build Overview

  • Extract tarball
  • Move files to /usr/local
  • Add .desktop and tce.installed script
  • chown
  • pack

Files

vmware-view.desktop:

[Desktop Entry]
Name=VMware-View
Exec=vmware-view
Icon=VMware-View-Client
X-FullPathIcon=/usr/share/pixmaps/vmware-view.png
Type=Application
Categories=System;

tce.installed/vmware-view-client:

#!/bin/sh

for j in /usr/lib /usr/local/lib ;do
  ( cd $i
  for i in libssl.so.0.9.8 libcrypto.so.0.9.8 ;do
	[ ! -f $i ] && [ -f vmware/$i ] && ln -s vmware/$i
  done )
done

vmware-view-client.tcz.dep:

glib2.tcz
atk.tcz
pixman.tcz
gdk-pixbuf2.tcz
udev-lib.tcz
cairo.tcz
pango.tcz
libxml2.tcz
gtk2.tcz
Xlibs.tcz
rdesktop.tcz

vmware-view-client.tcz.info:

Title:		vmware-view-client.tcz
Description:	VMware View Client
Version:	1.7.0.0 (941674)
Author:		VMware
Original-site:	http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/pool/partner/v/vmware-view-client/
Copying-policy:	DO-NOT-DISTRIBUTE
Size:		13.6M
Extension_by:	Gene Cumm (via script)
Comments:	VMware View Client	lets you connect from a Linux or 
		Mac OS X desktop to remote Windows desktops managed by VMware 
		View.

		- This extension contains content not licensed for redistribution
		- This extension was created from the 32bit binary tarball
		    by a script
		- bug/quirk: Might not go full screen properly

Current:	2013/03/03 - 1.7.0.0 (941674)
Change-log:	2013/03/03 - 1.7.0.0 (941674)
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