Original author(s)Mark McLoughlin, Calum Benson[1]
Developer(s)David King
Initial releaseFebruary 5, 2004 (2004-02-05)[2]
Final release
3.22.0[3] Edit this on Wikidata / 20 September 2016; 6 years ago (20 September 2016)
Written inC
Operating systemUnix-like
Size837 KB
Available in41 languages[4]
TypeVNC server
LicenseGPL version 2

Vino was a VNC server for the GNOME desktop environment, the GNOME developers now recommend using "gnome-remote-desktop" instead.

Configuration up to version 3.8.0 was via the vino-preferences program. This was removed from the packages after that version, since the gnome-control-center could then be used alternatively to control settings.

However, Vino is also useful in some other Linux distributions, which may not use GNOME desktop; and where gnome-control-center is not present: this leaves those distributions with no preference editor. For these distributions, (Lubuntu is one example, being based on LXDE, not GNOME), the alternative configuration manager tool dconf-editor is recommended (sudo apt install dconf-editor to install). The VNC settings can then be accessed under org -> gnome -> desktop -> remote-access using that tool.


  1. ^ "vino - GNOME Desktop Sharing Server". Retrieved 30 October 2011.
  2. ^ "". Retrieved 30 October 2011.
  3. ^ Error: Unable to display the reference properly. See the documentation for details.
  4. ^ "Module Statistics: vino". Retrieved 30 October 2011.