[Xymon] Windows Client

Neil Simmonds Neil.Simmonds at express-gifts.co.uk
Mon Jul 22 15:20:15 CEST 2013

I know this has probably come up before but does anyone know if there is an alternative Windows client to BBWin that actually works. I've got problems with both 0.12 and 0.13 versions of the client.

0.12 doesn't seem to work on Windows Server 2008 and 0.13 has a memory leak. This issue has been recently raised on the BBWin sourceforge big list and the reply was, 0.13 is mostly just a port from VS 2008 to VS2010. I don't have the time to spend on improving it and to be honest it's probably not worth spending the time. We really need a client developed on C# so that it can take advantage of .NET's capabilities of hooking into the OS much more cleanly.

I appreciate that this is open source software and as such I don't expect people to jump on it and fix it, however it appears that BBWin may not be fit for purpose in the near future. I've looked at MrBig and WinPSClient but MrBig seems to have no one maintaining the code and WinPSClient hasn't been changed in 2 ΒΌ years.

Is anyone aware of any other options or has anyone considered perhaps writing something? I'd look into it myself but I'm not a programmer so although my VBScript and Shell script abilities are reasonable I wouldn't really be comfortable attempting something like this even though I have started to look at learning C#.

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