[gdm-list] GDM2 2.17.1 (unstable), the "Now Working" Release


(If you have no clue what gdm is, skip a few paragraphs down first)

The 2.17.1 release is an unstable release of GDM with the following
new features.  I wanted to do another release since 2.17.0 was
crashing out-of-the-box due to the first issue listed below.  Also
this release has some really nice new usability improvements and
custom command support.  Read below...

- No longer crash if at-spi-registryd cannot be started.
  (Ariel Rios)

- Now support customcommands in GDM configuration so that sysadmins
  can specify custom commands to appear in the GDM GUI (in addition
  to reboot/shutdown/etc.).  Refer to the comments in the GDM
  configuration file and documentation for details.  Also support
  gdmflexiserver commands.  (Lukasz Zalewski)

- Now support for "combo" style lists, and id values of "session"
  and "language" are supported for displaying the session/language
  lists as drop-down combos.  (Brian Cameron).  For example:

  <item type="list" id="language" combo="true">
     <pos  x="25" y="10" height="40" width="300"/>
  <item type="list" id="session" combo="true">
    <pos x="50" y="10" height="40" width="300"/>

- Now OK/Start Again buttons are sensitive/insensitive in a more
  sensible way for both gdmlogin and gdmgreeter (if GTK style buttons
  are used in gdmgreeter).  (Brian Cameron)

- Face Browser widget and background rectangle (for gdmgreeter)
  is not shown if there are no users to display.  (Brian Cameron)

- Help button now enabled in gdmphotosetup.  (Matthias Clasen)

- Fix so that if timed user script returns an invalid user that
  timed login is not turned on.  (Andrew)

- Fix bug that was causing %t to be expanded improperly when
  used in the timed login label.  (Brian Cameron)

- Set authdir to NULL after freeing to avoid accessing an invalid
  pointer.  Fixes bug #359831.  (Amnon Aaronsohn)

- Introduce altfile[n] property to cater for alternative image file
  definition in gdmgreeter themes.  (Erwann Chenede)

- Leaks fixed.  (Kjartan Maraas)

- Documentation improvements.  (Malcolm Parsons)

- Build improvements.  (Brian Cameron)

- Translation updates (Dwayne Bailey, Luca Ferretti, Satoru SATOH, Jens
  Seidel, Ilkka Tuohela)

Note:  GDM2 was originally written by Martin K. Petersen <mkp mkp net>.
Much work has been done on GDM2 by George Lebl, and Brian Cameron
currently shares maintainership duties with the Queen of England.

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.

Note3:  Note3 has been depracated ...


Online Documentation - http://www.gnome.org/projects/gdm/
Latest Stable        - http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/gdm/2.16/
Latest Unstable      - http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/gdm/2.17/

No RPM this time around BTW.  Have fun.  A spec file is included though,
so you can try:

   rpmbuild -ta gdm-whatever.tar.gz

Have fun,


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