Vino (VNC server)

Vino is the VNC server for the GNOME desktop environment.

Original author(s)Mark McLoughlin, Calum Benson[1]
Developer(s)David King
Initial releaseFebruary 5, 2004 (2004-02-05)[2]
Stable release3.34.2[3] (25 November 2019 (2019-11-25)) [±]
Preview release3.35.2[4] (24 November 2019 (2019-11-24)) [±]
Written inC
Operating systemUnix-like
Size837 KB
Available in41 languages[5]
TypeVNC server
LicenseGPL version 2

Configuration up to version 3.8.0 was via the vino-preferences program. This was removed from the packages after that version, since the gnome-control-center could then be used alternatively to control settings.

However - Vino is also useful in some other Linux distributions, which may not use gnome desktop; and where gnome-control-center is not present: this leaves those distributions with no preference-editor. For these distributions, (Lubuntu is one example, being based on LXDE not Gnome), the alternative configuration manager tool dconf-editor is recommended (sudo apt-get install dconf-editor to install). The VNC settings can then be accessed under `org -> gnome -> desktop -> remote-access` using that tool.


  1. "vino - GNOME Desktop Sharing Server". Retrieved 30 October 2011.
  2. "". Retrieved 30 October 2011.
  3. Petridis, Jordan (25 Nov 2019). "GNOME 3.34.2 Released". GNOME Mail Services (Mailing list). Retrieved 14 Dec 2019.
  4. Catanzaro, Michael (24 November 2019). "GNOME 3.35.2 released". GNOME Mail Services (Mailing list). Retrieved 29 November 2019.
  5. "Module Statistics: vino". Retrieved 30 October 2011.

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