GDM2 2.17.5 (unstable), the "Beijing" Release
Posted on: 01/09/2007 11:20 AM

The 2.17.5 release is an unstable release of GDM with the following new features.

- No longer close file descripters in forked process which shows dialog boxes since this causes the dialogs to not display any text. (Brian Cameron)

- Now GDM will recognize when the system default language has changed and will display new GUI's with the new default language. By default the /var/sysconfig/i18n file is assumed to have the language defined in LANG=foo format. The --with-lang-file configure option may be needed to specify a different system language configuration file. On Solaris, for example, it would be /etc/default/init. (Ray Strode and Takao Fujiwara)

- Remove filter_watch after it is called for the first time. This filter is used to start the at_spi_registryd, but after it is started there is no need to listen to the propery any more. (Li Yuan)

- Further improvements to gdmsetup to improve usability. (Lukasz Zalewski)

- No longer hardcode invisible_char property in glade files, instead realy on GTK+ default. (Vitaliy Ischenko)

- Fix so that the userlist is hidden properly when there are no users. (Brian Cameron)

- Fixes for compiling with gcc 2.95. (Jens Granseuer)

- Translation updates (Djihed Afifi, Raivis Dejus, Theppitak Karoonboonyanan, Gabor Kelemen, David Lodge, Jovan Naumovski, Amitakhya Phukan, Danilo \\305\\240egan, Francisco Javier F. Serrador, Ilkka Tuohela, Matic Zgur)

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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