Haguichi, a Hamachi GUI for Linux, was updated to version 1.3.0 and with this release, the app has migrated from Mono and GTK2 to Vala and GTK 3 and uses a completely revamped user interface.
With the port to GTK3 (GTK 3.14 is required and thus, it needs Ubuntu 15.04 or newer), Haguichi has switched to using client side decorations however, desktops that don't fully support CSD, like Unity, are still supported and in such cases, a classic titlebar is displayed along with a toolbar (which has replaced the menu):
Just like in the previous releases, an AppIndicator is provided as an optional package.
Haguichi 1.3.0 also includes HiDPI support, a flexible layout (the UI adapts dynamically to the window size - see first two screenshots above), a sidebar that shows details and actions for the selected network or member, and a new logo.
Other changes in Haguichi 1.3.0:
- added short text to empty network list on how to add a network;
- added symbolic application and panel icons for adwaita-icon-theme;
- commands that don’t actually exist are not shown as member action any more;
- unicode characters are now used for ellipsis and quotation marks;
- changed autostart .desktop file installation path back to /usr/etc/xdg/autostart;
- dropped support for Hamachi version 188.8.131.52 and older;
- removed deprecated status icon;
- updated translations.
Along with this release, the Haguichi website was completely redesigned and a T-shirt campaign was launched.
For those not familiar with Hamachi, this is a zero-configuration virtual private network app, capable of establishing direct links between computers that are behind NAT firewalls without requiring reconfiguration (in most cases). Basically, the app establishes a connection over the Internet that emulates the connection that would exist if the computers were connected over a local area network.
Install Haguichi in Ubuntu or Linux Mint via PPA
To add the official Haguichi PPA and install the app in Ubuntu or Linux Mint (important note: the latest Haguichi 1.3.0 is only available for Ubuntu 15.04 and 15.10 because it requires GTK 3.14+; for older Ubuntu versions, Haguichi 1.0.26 will be installed, which uses Mono and GTK2), use the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/haguichi sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install haguichi
To install the Haguichi Unity AppIndicator (it should be installed automatically with Haguichi, but I'm adding this in case you're using an Ubuntu-based distro that doesn't install recommended packages by default, like Linux Mint), use the following command:
- for Ubuntu 15.04 and newer:
- for Ubuntu 14.04 or 12.04:
sudo apt-get install haguichi-indicator
sudo apt-get install haguichi-appindicator
Report any bugs you may find @ Launchpad.
info and 2 screenshots from Haguichi.net