Re: GDM version used for GNOME 2.24?

2008/9/10 Matteo Settenvini <matteo-ml member fsf org>:
> Hi,
> I wholeheartedly agree. No-loss of functionality for users with
> disabilites should be a priority over whatever step towards new exciting
> technologies and features you may get. Having trouble logging in on a
> system is a real problem for impaired people.

Is GDM 2.20 and the current version parallel installable? If
distributors can  easily build, package and ship both, they can choose
whatever fits better for their defaults needs, and derivative
distributions with branding or a11y constraints can still choose 2.20.

In my personal opinion, shiping a new version with no themes, and no
documentation to migrate them is a big stopper. There are a lot of
derivative distributions out there who has spend a considerable amount
of hours branding GNOME (some may have spend money on it actually).
Same opinion regarding a11y features. If it's not ready there's no
harm on making it live on trunk for a while.

As I said, not releasing it with GNOME shouldn't mean it shouldn't hit
distributions, release early access tarballs and try to convince
distributors to package it for their inclusion in the "extras"
repositories so that people can try it, start writting themes and file

Alberto Ruiz

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