Xming v7.5.0.51 Private

Emka on 7 Jul 2012

Xming allows you to easily connect to remote *nix machines using the X protocol. It comes with clipboard integration and fullscreen support.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract:
  1. Download the program and font installers and install them to the default folder C:\Program Files\Xming
  2. Copy all files (except unins00*.*) into a folder of your choice
  3. Uninstall the program and fonts
  4. Launch XLaunch.exe
Note: There are other ways to launch Xming than the EXE file, but this appears to be the simplest way (i.e. point-and-click)
What's new?
  • Update the FreeType2 project from its git repository, and the xserver, bitmap, ico, Mesa, pixman, xfontsel and xkeyboard-config from X.Org git.
  • Allow the -from 'local-address' option to change the local-address bound by the xserver (i.e. from the default of for IPv4). This works is all modes, not just XDMCP where the -from option is traditionally used, but currently only with inet, not inet6.
  • Don't make the 'event' local variable static in mieqProcessInputEvents(), it could break re-entrancy.
  • Add locking to make mieq thread safe (the same as in OSX).
  • Wait for the xserver to finish initializing before letting other threads mieqEnqueue() (the same as in OSX).
  • Try to prevent the option "Pin this program to taskbar" being available for processes not started sw_hide from Xmingrc, as they may not work the same way standalone without an xserver.
  • Sanitise the titles of console windows started from Xmingrc.
  • In order to use pthreads correctly don't link thread stubs into libX11, ouch!
  • Enable the new ClearType bytecode in FreeType2 (tt_config_option_bytecode_interpreter + tt_config_option_subpixel_hinting).
  • Build both plink.exe's, for the Xming installer, from PuTTY project SVN source as of 21 Jun 2012.
  • Update bison to release 2.5.1 in the build toolchain.
  • Build the installer using Inno Setup at release 5.5.0-unicode.
  • Update the OpenGL extension headers and specifications from the canonical OpenGL Registry for use in the X server build. Note: the canonical gl.spec is now at odds with the Mesa code for the EdgeFlagv() function.

11 comments on Xming  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Midas 2013-05-10 14:05

(Very) Old free version ( available for download at:



Checker 2012-06-25 18:32

With V7.5.0.51 Xming seems to be "Donation-ware".
You have to donate to get a password for download.


marked 2010-06-18 20:16

I'm also running win2k (with service pack 4). Been running this same OS on this same computer since 2003 without a single reinstall... and I intend to keep using it for a while longer. No resolution to this problem yet? I see the first mention of this "NT 5.01" bug was posted over 2 years ago. I just installed the MobaXterm referred above. Excellent solution! thanks michael51 for the link!

John Doe 2010-05-19 19:51

I get this Windows 2000 error and it is really annoying. I cannot extract the package with 7z, thus I will try the MobaXterm program, above. Thanks Michael51.

kgshadows 2010-01-18 17:23

This is not freeware, and I doubt it's open source.
Only the really old (6.9 from 2007) version is free download.
Update description or downgrade version.

Michael51 2009-12-16 17:17

There is another application called "MobaXterm" ( http://mobaxterm.mobatek.net ) that provides an X server for Windows but also a lot of extra Unix tools and a great terminal that are really useful. It is already portable so it may be interesting for anyone using Xming! I loe it and use it everyday!

It seems to be completely stealth but I am not sure as I am not a portable software guru...

vjiyh 2008-12-10 21:31

i also have windows 2000 on my machine (with service pack 4). and no its not just on the sticker, it actually has win2k installed. i also get the problem with the xming installer saying it won't install on anything less than windows nt 5.01 (which is windows 2000 with service pack 1)

Oliver 2008-07-16 06:10

Note that doiung this way does not build a strictly portable app, because of the reference to the font directories in file font-dirs.

Create a file xming.bat in the base directory with following content:
cd %~dp0
set FONTDIRS="%~dp0font-dirs"
echo # Generated dynamically > %FONTDIRS%
for /d %%i in ("%~dp0fonts\*") do echo %%i >> %FONTDIRS%

start "" "%~dp0xming.exe" %OPTIONS%

And then use this batch file to start xming

dgd 2008-07-15 20:34

Description is essentially inaccurate; this is an X11 server that provides a display for applications running on other machines.

dannygjk 2008-04-06 09:51

Hi Jimmy,
Note that even if you have a machine that says, 'Designed for Microsoft Windows 2000', it must actually have an NT operating system installed.

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