Starting work on Remmina back in 2014, indeed the aim was solving issues experienced ourselves.
In 2017, the state of Remmina is that of, still, little annoying problems, but better than ever, and used by thousands all over the world.
One of those, our new friend Massimo, volunteers for the “North Kinangop Catholic Hospital” in Kenya. We met him as he just came home. He lives in Padua (Italy), and we had coffee together.
The hospital he volunteers at is located about 130 kilometers north of Nairobi, on the plateau of Nyandarua, at the foot of the Aberdare range. It’s not only a hospital, but an entire autonomous community with houses, nursing school, mechanical workshop and many other laboratories, more than 350 beds and 4 operating rooms.
In the hospital, a custom program is used to enter data from Raspberry Pi boards connected to their main server via Remmina. When Massimo contacted us, they were using an old version of Remmina 1.0, running on Raspbian. Remmina 1.0 has a lot of bugs, and it is out of the maintenance cycle, so Massimo sent us an e-mail asking for help.
With our remote support, in only a few hours he easily upgraded their Raspberry Pi boards to Xubuntu 16.04 and Remmina 1.2. “When you are over there, and you’re away from everything, you have to carry all you need from Italy. When I was in trouble with Remmina, I sent a message to the maintainers, and didn’t expect anything in particular, but within few hours it all was up and running!”. Thanks Massimo for your kind words! We are proud to help others!
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