What’s new in Citrix Workspace app for Linux

What’s new in 1810

This release addresses a number of issues that help to improve overall performance and stability.

What’s new in 1809

Connecting this version of Citrix Workspace app for Linux to Citrix Workspace services is an experimental feature.

Introducing Workspace launcher

Previously, the browser plug-in provided along with Citrix Workspace app for Linux enabled users to launch published desktops and applications. This plug-in was based on the Netscape Plugin Application Programming Interface (NPAPI).

Mozilla Corporation has announced that NPAPI support is deprecated as of version 52 of the Firefox browser. Other browsers, too, have deprecated support for NPAPI.

As a solution, Citrix is introducing Workspace launcher (WebHelper). To enable this feature, configure StoreFront to send requests to Workspace launcher in order to detect the Citrix Workspace app installation.

For information about configuring StoreFront, see Solution – 2 > a) Administrator configuration in Knowledge Center article CTX237727.

Note:

Citrix Workspace launcher currently works only with direct connections to StoreFront. It is not supported in other cases such as connections through Citrix Gateway.

Disabling new workspace web UI mode

When you launch the Citrix Workspace app for Linux using self-service executable file from third-party thin client vendors, the application can become unresponsive due to 100% CPU utilization.

As a workaround, to switch back to the old UI mode:

  1. Remove cached files by using the command:

    rm -r ~/.ICAClient

  2. Go to $ICAROOT/config/AuthManconfig.xml file.
  3. Change CWACapableEnabled key value to false.
  4. Launch Citrix Workspace app for Linux. Observe that the self-service executable file loads the old UI.

What’s new in 1808

Citrix Workspace app

Citrix Receiver is now Citrix Workspace app. Citrix Workspace app extends the user experience you have enjoyed with Citrix Receiver, making it easier for you to stay productive. Citrix Workspace app incorporates the full capabilities of Citrix Receiver and lays the groundwork for new capabilities for future XenApp and XenDesktop releases as well as the comprehensive Citrix Workspace.

Citrix Workspace app has simplified versioning based on the YYMM format, which makes this release of Citrix Workspace app 1808. The previous release had file version number 13.10.0.20.

Existing users or endpoints of Citrix Receiver for Linux can seamlessly transition to this new version of Citrix Workspace app for Linux by doing an in-place upgrade.

Upgrading to Citrix Workspace app:

  • Download the Citrix Workspace app from the Citrix download page and install the app to upgrade from Citrix Receiver to Citrix Workspace app.

Citrix Workspace app has a new icon set in a blue theme. It replaces the earlier Citrix Receiver icon that had a black theme.

The Citrix Workspace screen overlay appears on the first launch of the app or when you upgrade and when you uninstall and reinstall the app, to inform you about the transition. You can either click Got it to continue using the Workspace app, or click Learn more to find out more details.

Connecting this version of Citrix Workspace app for Linux to Citrix Workspace services is an experimental feature.

Bloomberg v4 keyboard selective redirection support

This feature allows the use of the Bloomberg v4 keyboard interface across multiple sessions. This functionality provides flexibility to use the keyboard in all remote sessions except the fingerprint and audio interfaces. The fingerprint and audio interfaces are redirected to single sessions as before.

Note:

By default, this feature is enabled for x86 and x64 platforms and is disabled for ARMHF platforms.

For more details, see Bloomberg v4 keyboard selective redirection support.

What’s new in Citrix Workspace app for Linux