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Vine Server is a robust, full-featured VNC server for OS X. It allows any VNC client to remotely view or control the machine.

Vine Server requires no license key. Vine Viewer does require a key, but is provided here, free of charge:

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Vine Server is included in the download of Vine Viewer, but see the Related Links section below for an update for Vine Server.

What's New

Version 3.1:
  • UltraVNC single-click support
  • Support for Snow Leopard - Apple Mac OS X 10.6

Requirements

  • OS X 10.3-10.6 for Vine Server 3.x (PPC/Intel)
  • OS X 10.6 or later for Vine Server 4.x (Intel)

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Grandlepton Member IconReview+7
Grandlepton
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Vine Server 3.12(1104) does not seem to work on Lion. It causes "Unable to obtain base address" error.

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Version 3.1
droscar
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There is a beat of 4.0 on the developer's website that is LIon compatible. I have it working in 10.7.3.

Tomis Member IconComment+117
Tomis
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The viewer insists I enter a "license key" or "request a trial", when I go to request the trial (entering email address and name) it then tells me that a trial license has already been issued for my machine.

Completely useless. There are free viewers available, including Apple's own in Leopard. Making it hard for people to try your software seams a very silly thing indeed.

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Version 3.0
markusfh Member IconComment+2
markusfh
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IS NOT FREE (anymore?!)
is as good as JollysFastVNC and even better than ChickenOfTheVNC (special chars)

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Version 3.0
Guile Member IconComment+12
Guile
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interesting but too much expensive compared to JollysFastVNC which is free...

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Version 3.0
VilaAmalka Member IconComment+1
VilaAmalka
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I was quite surprised when I did lsof -i. I wonder why this server opens an http connection to http://greatestpurpose.com/
whois greatestpurpose.com reveals also some interesting info.
I wonder. NAT traversal? Hmm. Now, I am paranoid, no doubt but, at least, I would appreciate if this sneaky "feature" was documented. Remember, this is a server running as root.

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Version 3.0
sdutton Member IconReview+6
sdutton
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Redstone Software has since reversed their upgrade policy and is offering a free upgrade to all users who have purchased Vine Viewer in the past 30 days (providing a refund for those who already paid for the 3.0 upgrade, which includes me). In light of their sincere apology emailed to current Vine users, I would like to retract my previous review and give them five stars.

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Version 3.0
Philipz Member IconComment+7
Philipz
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Finally, International keyboard support...
The problem I'm facing is that I can't type the "i" anymore, no lower- no uppercase. Very weird; all other keys get mapped correctly, but the 'i' keypress just doesn't do anything. I tried to contact support, but the registration process is broken ("SMTP authentication failed" or something; I guess their mailsystem needs authentication but their PHP script on the website is not up to date)

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Version 3.0
JonathanOSX (Developer)
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Sorry about the web-form snafu on the Redstone Software website. That should be corrected now.

We are looking into the fact that some keys map incorrectly on some keyboard selections. Feel free to submit specifics to support@redstonesoftware.com.

sdutton Member IconReview+6
sdutton
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I just purchased version 2.2 a little over a week ago, and emailed their customer support about a free upgrade to version 3.0. They told me I had to pay the upgrade fee of $15 just like any previous owner. Eerrgh. It's not the $15 that grinds me . . . it's the blatant disregard for customer relations. Most companies have some small window, a month or so, for those who just purchased a product to receive the upgrade for free. It's a clear indication of how they really view their customers.

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Version 3.0
SouthportLanes Member IconComment+0
SouthportLanes
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Honestly; pair this with a Dr. Bott gHEAD and Chicken of the VNC, and runnning a home file server is a dream.

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Version 2.0
jteam Member IconComment+6
jteam
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In addition to the Vine Server 2.1, which I am really enjoying, they also offer Vine Viewer 1.1 ($24.95).

Why pay for a VNC client when Chicken of the VNC is free? Four big reasons for me. 1) It scales the server's desktop so much easier to view a big desktop on a little MacBook. 2) It has built in SSH capability so that saves the hassle of creating ending tunnels 3) Clipboard support! 4) Really responsive support on their forums.

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Version 2.0
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Todoe
Version 3.1
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Downloads 97,581
Version Downloads 20,541
License Free
Date 12 Oct 2009
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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