GDM2 2.17.2 (unstable), the "Janette" Release
Posted on: 11/08/2006 10:13 AM

The 2.17.2 release is an unstable release of GDM with the following new features. This fixes some issues discovered since the last release on October 30th, a week ago.

- Add ConsoleKit support. This is a new feature and not tested. If you
find that GDM does not allow you to log in, try using the configure
option --with-console-kit=no to turn this feature off. This feature
turns on GDM notification of session open, close and lock events via
D-Bus. (William Jon McCann)

- Added warnings when no themes are selected in "Random Theme Mode".
Disable the delete button on Random theme mode for the theme that
is selected in "single theme mode". (Lukasz Zalewski)

- Fix custom lists so that focus does not leave the username/password
entry field. (Brian Cameron)

- Add new languages to the locale list. (Peter Nugent)

- Translation updates (Priit Laes, Christophe Merlet, Francisco Javier
F. Serrador, Alexander Shopov, Ilkka Tuohela)

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

Have fun,


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