Re: Windows XP-style login

On Sat, 2002-12-07 at 22:44, Shahms E. King wrote:
> On Sat, 2002-12-07 at 17:47, Colin Walters wrote:
> > On Sat, 2002-12-07 at 11:24, Havoc Pennington wrote:
> > > to "screen" with a terminal.
> > > 
> > >  2. "Share my desktop" with easy GUI, means we need to be able to add
> > >     VNC to any X server without restarting the X server.
> > 
> > Wow, is that possible?  From your description it seems so; that would be
> > really cool!
> > 
> > I think that if we had this feature, it wouldn't be hard to add another
> > feature I'd really like to see; a Windows XP style login.  I was really
> > impressed when I used XP for the first time a while ago.  When the
> > screensaver kicks in, you can log in not only as the current user, but
> > as any other user as well.  So basically the screensaver just becomes a
> > login prompt.  I find that very convenient, more than the current "New
> > login" GDM thing (although that is nice).
> This is not the way to do this.  Yes it will work, but it's nowhere near
> the "right" way *and* there is already a bug filed about it.  It does
> belong in GDM, or a combination of GDM/Xscreensaver.

I just want to note for the record that I think it's great that 'there
is a bug filed about it' is now part of the GNOME culture. I do want to
stress, though, that filing a bug is only a partial step. We should
never, ever get in the habit that 'well, it was good enough to file a
bug, now someone else will take care of it.'[1] I fear I see a little
bit of that creeping in. 


[1]Not knocking on you specifically, Shahms.

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