GDM (stable)
Posted on: 06/11/2004 06:00 PM

GDM has been released

Highlights of

- Fix cpu/bandwidth eating on idle displays by not blinking the cursor after 20 seconds of inactivity on anything other then :0, fixes #135764

- In the face greeter cut after a comma in the gecos field if there are at least two commas since then it's probably some login arguments and not the name of the user, "fixes" #142274

- Apply patch to make the language dialog at most 600 pixels so that it doesn't look too crappy on large displays, #142175 (Leonard Michlmayr)

- Fix last_x_failed possible infinite loop on slow machines, #141497

- Fix multihead wanker code in the *mouselistener modules, this confusedthe moronic bonobo DISPLAY logic

- Don't use certain languages on the console. Controlled by the daemon/ConsoleCannotHandle config key, but that's a hack. Oh well, better then displaying garbage in cjk and similar. "fixes" #135387

- Ensure proper ~/.ICEauthority permissions to fix broken cases such as gnome-session vs. suid root apps that create root owned ~/.ICEauthority, "fixes" #137345

- We no longer use `which' command which is horribly broken on some horribly broken systems and use a private shell version, #133245 (Brian Cameron, me)

- Solaris fixes, #137600 (build), #133245 (chown arguments) (Brian Cameron, Ivan Noris)

- Support system-config-display as X setup for FC2

- Further shell quoting paranoia in gdmsetup

- Many minor fixes

- Add some new new icons (James M. Cape)

- Translation updates (Francisco Javier F. Serrador, Alexander Shopov, Rostislav Raykov, Dinesh Nadarajah, Asmund Skjaeveland)

Note: GDM2 was originally written by Martin K. Petersen, and has for a while now been maintained by the Queen of England. She is usually not responsive to bug reports or feature requests. You can try to send them to me however.

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.

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