Nick Bolton

Synergy 1.10.2 Finally Released

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After almost 9 months, the next Synergy 1 update is finally here. If you hadn't been following us, last year we made some significant organizational changes. Now, with the company restructuring complete, we're ready to begin a fresh chapter of Symless history.

Read about Synergy 1.10.2

Oh, and it's Synergy's 18th birthday today! (May 13)

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This is so exciting! I'm sad to hear Synergy 2 didn't work out as planned, but also admire when one is able to admit things didn't go the way they intended, and want to start over to do it right. I never updated something so fast. Wishing you and the team all the best!

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I have been unable to install anything over 1.8.8 on any of my PCs, it simply fails to start the service. Windows 8.1, full administrative rights, and this fails again with the 1.10.2 installer as well.I will gladly provide log files, as requested, but this is certainly annoying, as I've wanted to update for some time, and since it has been 9 months since last update, might as well and cannot.

 

I get the following error when installing image.png.8ede9b68943789225c15bb5b8b53c440.png

But 1.8.8, instantly installs with no issue, so I know it is not permissions, perhaps how the .msi installs and tries to start the service even.

 

I will be starting my own thread to not hijack this one, but also wanted it known here too. Thank you.

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56 minutes ago, Onoitsu2 said:

I have been unable to install anything over 1.8.8 on any of my PCs, it simply fails to start the service. Windows 8.1, full administrative rights, and this fails again with the 1.10.2 installer as well.I will gladly provide log files, as requested, but this is certainly annoying, as I've wanted to update for some time, and since it has been 9 months since last update, might as well and cannot.

 

I get the following error when installing image.png.8ede9b68943789225c15bb5b8b53c440.png

But 1.8.8, instantly installs with no issue, so I know it is not permissions, perhaps how the .msi installs and tries to start the service even.

 

I will be starting my own thread to not hijack this one, but also wanted it known here too. Thank you.

I had the same when trying to install the last version on a windows clean install, fixed it by installing .net 3.5 and the MS Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable...when looked in my system logs there was some dll missing related to the MS Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable

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48 minutes ago, ScotCyGuy said:

I had the same when trying to install the last version on a windows clean install, fixed it by installing .net 3.5 and the MS Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable...when looked in my system logs there was some dll missing related to the MS Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable

You were right on the money with the MS Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable, I already had 3.5 enabled in Windows 8.1. Immediate installation success.

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1 hour ago, Onoitsu2 said:

You were right on the money with the MS Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable, I already had 3.5 enabled in Windows 8.1. Immediate installation success.

Glad I could help...took me some hair pulling to figure out, and I don't have much left to lose :D

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Happy birthday! Thanks for the release.

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Not sure if this was an issue before because I never tried doing it before this version today.

Server is macOS Mojave, client Windows 8.1. If I don't log in to the server's OS, but have the mouse pointer on the logged-in Windows machine, typing goes to the password field on the Mac and not the selected field in Windows.

I got to this state by enabling the screen saver of the Mac, which did the same on all machines as expected. Then I moved the mouse pointer to the Windows machine, tried to search for something in the Control Panel, but the text didn't appear. Looking back at the Mac's screen, it had instead typed the search term into the password field. Entering my password correctly worked and keyboard followed pointer as expected.

If this is a technical requirement that you must be logged in to the server to allow keyboarding on another system, so be it. I just thought it was unexpected so decided to report. I'll expect it now if the situation arises again (probably won't put the system in that state deliberately again).

Thank you for the update. I'd go insane having to always be switching physical keyboard and mouse to access machines on the same desk.

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16 minutes ago, G. James Berigan said:

Not sure if this was an issue before because I never tried doing it before this version today.

Server is macOS Mojave, client Windows 8.1. If I don't log in to the server's OS, but have the mouse pointer on the logged-in Windows machine, typing goes to the password field on the Mac and not the selected field in Windows.

I got to this state by enabling the screen saver of the Mac, which did the same on all machines as expected. Then I moved the mouse pointer to the Windows machine, tried to search for something in the Control Panel, but the text didn't appear. Looking back at the Mac's screen, it had instead typed the search term into the password field. Entering my password correctly worked and keyboard followed pointer as expected.

If this is a technical requirement that you must be logged in to the server to allow keyboarding on another system, so be it. I just thought it was unexpected so decided to report. I'll expect it now if the situation arises again (probably won't put the system in that state deliberately again).

Thank you for the update. I'd go insane having to always be switching physical keyboard and mouse to access machines on the same desk.

This is indeed a limitation of macOS, it does not route keyboard inputs, for security reasons, they are totally intercepted by the OS itself whenever a password field to log on is shown. Mouse being unable to be utilized for this input of the password is free to move about still however.

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Hi,

I still use Synergy 2, on my two Win10 Systems...was that a mistake? It still works fine with me!?

(In fact it connects automatically, when both Computers are on ;-))

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I get constant "There was an error, retrying..." message when trying to start my Synnergy server on my macbook running macOS 10.14

I installed 1.10.2 on both my Win10 client and macbook.

Any advice?

[2019-05-15T12:53:36] INFO: starting server

[2019-05-15T12:53:36] INFO: config file: /Users/edward3/Documents/synergy/synergy.conf

[2019-05-15T12:53:36] INFO: log level: INFO

[2019-05-15T12:53:36] INFO: drag and drop enabled

[2019-05-15T12:53:36] ERROR: failed to create quartz event tap

[2019-05-15T12:53:36] ERROR: process exited with error code: 11

[2019-05-15T12:53:36] INFO: detected process not running, auto restarting

[2019-05-15T12:53:37] INFO: stopping synergy desktop process

Thanks in advance,

-Ed

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7 minutes ago, EdOfTheMountain said:

I get constant "There was an error, retrying..." message when trying to start my Synnergy server on my macbook running macOS 10.14

I installed 1.10.2 on both my Win10 client and macbook.

Any advice?

[2019-05-15T12:53:36] INFO: starting server

[2019-05-15T12:53:36] INFO: config file: /Users/edward3/Documents/synergy/synergy.conf

[2019-05-15T12:53:36] INFO: log level: INFO

[2019-05-15T12:53:36] INFO: drag and drop enabled

[2019-05-15T12:53:36] ERROR: failed to create quartz event tap

[2019-05-15T12:53:36] ERROR: process exited with error code: 11

[2019-05-15T12:53:36] INFO: detected process not running, auto restarting

[2019-05-15T12:53:37] INFO: stopping synergy desktop process

Thanks in advance,

-Ed

[Solved] Never mind

fixed by going to System Preferences -> Security & Privacy -> Privacy and unchecking and then rechecking the box allowing Synergy to control the computer.  

 

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I'm still using 1.8.8. It works fine, and I've never had a problem with it.

Looking at the enhancements, I don't see anything that's of interest to me. (I use the program less than once a week on average, and how 1.8.8 works meets my needs.).

One issue that kept me from updating earlier was that somewhere along the line I read that the new version required that I log into a Synergy server somewhere to use it.

Is this still the case in 1.10.2? 

I guess the only real motivation I'd have to update would involve 1.10.2 being more "secure" than 1.8.8. Is this, perhaps, the case? Thank you.

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On 20/05/2019 at 12:01 AM, JoeyG said:

I read that the new version required that I log into a Synergy server somewhere to use it.

That is the case for Synergy 2 Beta. However for Synergy 1 it does not require an internet connection or for you to login to use the application.

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OK, thanks.

As I wrote in my original comment, 1.8.8 works fine for me, and I don't see anything in the fixes or enhancements that addresses my usage. That is, I really don't see - at first glance - any reason to update.

Just to repeat, is v. 1.10.2 more secure in any meaningful way than 1.8.8?

Thanks again.



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14 minutes ago, JoeyG said:

Just to repeat, is v. 1.10.2 more secure in any meaningful way than 1.8.8?

Looking at the Change Log there are some security updates like the following

v1.9.1

  • Updated OpenSSL to v1.0.2o for better security

v1.10.1-stable

  • Forced use of TLS 1.2 without fallback method

v1.10.2

  • Fixed TLS memory leak on Linux server when using client

So there have been updates to the encryption protocols since 1.8.8 on top of other bug fixes and enhancements.

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