Historically, there have been many, many client GUIs for OpenVPN. Practically all are work of a one person, and many of them are completely unmaintained. Here's a snapshot (12th May 2011) of native Windows GUIs from our related project list:

There are also tons of inactive client GUI projects and probably dozens of in-house client GUI implementations. This fragmentation of development effort hurts both users (who never get to use a really good GUI) and developers (who have to reinvent the wheel over and over again).

OpenVPN project has distributed a Windows GUI with it's Windows installers for years, but core OpenVPN developers have put very little emphasis on developing the GUI; this is understandable, as it's outside the scope of the project. However, bundling an obsolete (released 2005) WindowS GUI gives people the wrong impression of OpenVPN's capabilities and limitations. So, a Windows GUI overhaul is definitely needed.

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