Re: New module proposal: LightDM
- From: Bastien Nocera <hadess hadess net>
- To: Brian Cameron <brian cameron oracle com>
- Cc: GNOME Desktop Development List <desktop-devel-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: New module proposal: LightDM
- Date: Mon, 16 May 2011 11:22:27 +0100
On Sun, 2011-05-15 at 13:30 -0500, Brian Cameron wrote:
> > I'll repeat what I said in the past. Solaris developers will need to
> > write some code at some point, or just give up. We can't stand around
> > waiting for them to make a move when we want to better the functionality
> > of GNOME as a Desktop.
> I have personally written & committed over 100 patches to GDM since the
> 2.21 rewrite timeframe. Work I have done has improved GDM usability,
> XDMCP code, how GDM works when managing multiple displays at the same
> time, etc. Other Solaris developers have also helped, such as Halton
> Huo. This has bee time consuming since (as Jos pointed out), getting
> changes accepted into GDM can be very time consuming. So, developers
> working on Solaris have been supportive of the new GDM rewrite, I
> think. Your comment seems to be rather dismissive.
I didn't mean writing code for GDM, but rather having a hand in shaping
the underlying services, and making sure there's parity in what you
implement for Solaris, and what will be implemented for Linux.
> Anyway, is there a real need or benefit to talk about Solaris GDM
> participation in a discussion about whether to accept LightDM as a
If LightDM uses the same interfaces as GDM, then you're going to have
problems whether we stick with GDM, or go with LightDM. So you'll have a
problem either way.
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