Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Synergy+, Because I Can't Work Minus Synergy

After upgrading my desktop to openSuSE 11.2 64-bit, I noticed I couldn't find any suitable Synergy packages to share my desktop's mouse & keyboard with my laptop. I tried to build the packages by hand, but the 64-bit libraries and newer glibc/std libraries confused the build. Synergy itself hasn't been updated in nearly three years, so it appeared I was out of luck.

I have become pretty reliant on Synergy however, so I kept searching for a solution. I finally came across Synergy+, a maintenance fork of the Synergy 1.3 codebase. Not only had the compile errors been resolved, but they offered pre-built 64-bit packages that fit like a glove. Bugs were fixed and Synergy is working much beter than before. Sweet!

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