GDM2 2.17.3 (unstable)
Posted on: 12/05/2006 10:45 AM

GDM2 2.17.3 (unstable) has been released:

The 2.17.3 release is an unstable release of GDM with the following new features.

- Now all GDM GUI's are run as the gdm user. This change ensures that all GDM GUI's can talk to the at-spi-registryd that is running. This change involved making the forked slave talk to the the GDM daemon so that the dialogs can be displayed. The response from the dialog can be returned to the slave. There are reports that this bug triggers GDK bug #376315 on Linux when a11y is turned off. This will need to be fixed before the next GDM stable release. Workaround is to turn on a11y until this bug is fixed. (Leena Gunda and Srirama Sharma)

- gdmsetup has a new tooltip suggestion. (Calum Benson)

- Now "Default System Session" is renamed to "Run Xclient script" which is more accurately what this does. Use xterm as fallback instead of xsm, since xsm is not available on all Linux. Now zenity pop-up message is displayed when Xclient script is not found. (Brian Cameron)

- Fix for TryExec check in gdmsession to make sure that any arguments are not passed to g_find_program_in_path since this causes the function to say it is not executable. (Brian Cameron)

- Rename Panjabi to Punjabi. (Brian Cameron)

- Translation updates (Josep Puigdemont i Casamaj\\303\\263, Daniel Nylander)

Note: GDM2 was originally written by Martin K. Petersen lt;mkp@mkp.netgt;. Much work has been done on GDM2 by George Lebl, and Brian Cameron currently shares maintainership duties with the Queen of England.

Note2: If installing from the tarball do note that make install overwrites most of the setup files, all except gdm.conf. It will however save backups with the .orig extension first.

Note3: Note3 has been depracated ...


Online Documentation -
Latest Stable -
Latest Unstable -

No RPM this time around BTW. Have fun. A spec file is included though, so you can try:

rpmbuild -ta gdm-whatever.tar.gz

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