Re: GDM version used for GNOME 2.24?

On 9/4/08, Peteris Krisjanis <pecisk gmail com> wrote:
> 2008/9/4 Colin Walters <walters verbum org>:
> > On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 10:05 AM, Alberto Ruiz <aruiz gnome org> wrote:
>  >>
>  >> In terminal server deployments, the gdm configuration is not trivial
>  >> to setup, it usually requires tweaking the text file directly to get
>  >> where you want. I consider having  no migration path and no UI tool a
>  >> huge regression.
>  >
>  > Personally I think we should be pushing admins towards things like
>  > preconfigured terminal server images or puppet configuration.  In any
>  > case our story on graphical admin tools in general is not very good,
>  > not having gdmsetup doesn't seem like it's going to make a big
>  > difference.
> Except scenarios when people want to manage GDM themes (almost one of
>  four situations) or when they want to create auto login, or...
>  That is really shortsighted argument that gdmsetup is only used by
>  admins. It is used by common users, as most of other configuration
>  tools (no matter how buggy they are).

#1 reason why my friends drool for GNOME: you can switch themes (that
includes gdm and desktop for them).

I confirm that there's a mass of people that actually change GDM
themes just because they want to, first thing I do in every computer I
install is to remove the ugly Ubuntu gdm theme and put something else.

Just take a look at

If it wasn't important, people would not be theming it like crazy, I
humbly think we shouldn't take this feature like a trivial one, just
look at how many users get to the point of sharing what they do with
it. We shouldn't remove that from the community.

Don't understimate this kind of stuff.

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