KiTTY v0.64.0.1 Updated

Checker on 12 Mar 2015
  • 540KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Mar 2015
  • Suggested by rokth

KiTTY is a Telnet, SSH, and Rlogin client forked from PuTTY. In addition to adding portability, it supports many new features, including session filters, automatic login, session icon, transparency, roll-up, etc.

System Requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract: Download kitty_portable.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
What's new?
  • PuTTY 0.64 merge: Go to PuTTY page to see the improvements made by the team of PuTTY. The ZModem patch is not maintained in this new version.
  • New Feature: Added option "Allow ACS line drawing in UTF".
  • New Feature: Added key mapping to manage the comma digital paver (VK_OEM_COMMA).
  • New Feature: Added new command line option "-loginscript" to load a "login script file" file in clear start.
  • New Feature: Added the management of Windows WM_WTSSESSION_CHANGE Message to manage the reopening of a session. This message is no longer compatible with Windows XP.
  • New Feature: Creation of a new timer to manage the anti-idle.
  • New Feature: Enlargement of the input field SSH tunnels.
  • Fixed a bug in portable mode it was not possible to save a session in another. The backup is always remade in the initial session.
  • Bug fix: Memory leak in the Stetch + feature functionality "background image".
  • Fixed a bug: When redimenssionnement a window refresh the background image was done throughout the change. Now it is no longer at the end.
  • Debug - Fixed: Remote File Recovery (integration of pscp) was not managing the port number.

10 comments on KiTTY  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed 2008-06-16 06:09

Would you trust an unknown party with all your passwords and secure sessions?
The original putty is checked by thousands of security specialist around the world.

just a thought

Gul 2008-06-16 10:40

PuTTY Tray is much nicer fork. It's portable, supports clickable urls etc.

Vhati 2008-06-16 20:50

KiTTY's got a lot of great features crammed into it.
Portability alone makes it a significant improvement over PuTTY. The tray-based session/shared-key manager is neat too.

Admittedly some of the features turn up in odd places because KiTTY's a collection of patches that have to fit into the original interface. But it's a good app.

kamikaze.cockroach 2008-06-16 21:11
You can always check the source code on the download page and compile it yourself. Then again even good coders can make big mistakes in security software like the Debian debacle.

Vhati 2008-12-23 08:17

Sometime after 60.65.26 (which I really liked), the devs changed the portability setting (for the worse IMO).


Now each session, stored command, and hostkey gets its own file, with settings and values delimited with slashes rather than an equals sign.

The savemode=file (everything in kitty.sav) option is no longer valid.

Vhati 2008-12-29 05:28

I exchanged emails with the author. It still works.

savemode=file by itself saves to Docs&Settings\...\AppData.
sav=kitty.sav puts that in kitty's dir instead.

Now here's the big difference.

savemode=file imports everything into the registry on startup and clears the registry when closing.

savemode=dir stealthily saves/loads a bunch of config files under kitty's dir.

And the reason those new configs aren't ini's is because his ini code can't handle large files.

allochthon 2010-05-21 18:33

FWIW, KiTTY is checked by softpedia and they say it's malware free:

Billy Bob 2010-07-28 17:31 has an origianl putty implementation that works too. Yes, kitty has a few new bells and whistles added, maybe cute, but they really don't add much value for me. And not that I use it often, but taking the Help button off the form so there is no way to access help from the application seems foolish to me, not that a help file is even included anyway, but if somebody is going to fork the source, when everything is available for free anyway, why not keep the help button and help file and add to it rather than simply get rid of it?

Emka 2013-12-14 10:23 is out, which seems like a major update. Is it still portable?


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