Re: [gdm-list] GNOME Roadmap - Information Request for gdm2
- From: guy duportail <guy linux-service be>
- To: gdm-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: [gdm-list] GNOME Roadmap - Information Request for gdm2
- Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2007 10:02:20 +0200
I would like to have multiseat autologin multiple users in the next release
Op dinsdag 24 april 2007 09:08, schreef Brian Cameron:
> There are other very active developers on GDM, such as William Jon
> McCann and Lucasz Zalewski (and others) so they may have further
> comments. If so, you will get other responses for GDM.
> > GNOME 2.18 was released ~1 month ago, and we've all started to focus
> > on the next development cycle. A new roadmapping process has been
> > proposed to know our short-term and long-term plans. The goal is to
> > compose a GNOME-wide roadmap for the next stable releases. And we need
> > your help to do this. It's important that you take a few minutes to
> > reply to the following questions before May 7.
> > ----
> > - What are your plans for GNOME 2.20 (next 4 months, before feature and
> > UI freezes)?
> Probably the most significant new change is that William Jon McCann is
> doing a lot of cleanup work with the goal of making the GDM daemon use
> GObjects. Once this is done, it will be possible to make more use of
> D-Bus to support features like showing the Shutdown/Reboot/Suspend
> options in various programs. Perhaps William could respond with
> more specifics on his plans.
> Now when users modify the language in GDM, they can cause the
> GDM greeter to restart in the selected language.
> GDM supports RBAC (Role Based Access Control) for Shutdown, Reboot,
> and Suspend.
> There is also work underway to redesign gdmsetup so that the GUI no
> longer needs to run as root, and supports a more simple mechanism
> for notifying the greeter that it needs to update when configuration
> options are changed.
> Going forward for 2.20, I think we will continue to work on fixing
> bugs, improving usability, and making GDM more flashy.
> > - What are your plans for GNOME 2.22 (next year)?
> I suspect some of the items mentioned above in the 2.20 roadmap
> will likely take a few releases to finish.
> For example, there has been discussion about making the transition
> between GDM and the session more sophisticated, and I suspect this might
> take some time to implement since it will involve coordinating
> with how GNOME and KDE (and other) sessions work.
> > - Do you have plans for a future release?
> Yes, there are no shortages of enhancement requests for GDM, and
> we are slowly working our way through them.
> > - Do you have any goals from 2.18 that were not achieved? Why?
> Some enhancements that were planned for 2.18 didn't make it into
> that release, but are now in 2.19. The "switch language" feature,
> for example.
> > - Is there something that is really missing in our infrastructure or
> > platform that would help you?
> GDM supports its configuration options in a Stable way, but since GDM
> is a "desktop" module, this is currently managed in a module-specific
> way. It would be nicer (and more clear to users) if the GNOME community
> had a standard way that desktop modules could define certain interfaces
> as Stable. Other interfaces (such as many that are exposed in the GNOME
> Sysadmin Guide) probably also fall into this category.
> > - Do you have plans to work on other modules not maintained by you?
> > What are they?
> I often work on multimedia related modules, and fixing Solaris specific
> issues in various GNOME modules.
> > - Do you have any GNOME-wide goals suggestions for the next releases?
> I would like to see an update on how Platform modules are evolving (e.g.
> in relation to Project Ridley and Project Portland), and more work
> focused on defining exactly what interface stability means in the GNOME
> > ----
> > You can reply those questions in two ways: you can directly create a
> > wiki page for your module's roadmap or you can just reply this
> > message to roadmap-list gnome org
> > To create the wiki page, follow the instructions:
> > 1. Create a wiki page under http://live.gnome.org/RoadMap/ModuleName,
> > where "ModuleName" is a wiki word version of your module (i.e Gedit,
> > LibGnome, GnomeVfs, etc). You can use this template for the wiki page
> > initial content:
> > http://live.gnome.org/RoadMap/ModuleTemplate
> > 2. Add a link to the new page in http://live.gnome.org/RoadMap/Modules
> > and set the status column to "Info" accordingly.
> I will likely go ahead and do the above after some time. I'd like to
> see if other GDM developers have further comments, though, first.
> > ----
> > You can keep track of the roadmapping process for your (and other)
> > modules at:
> > http://live.gnome.org/RoadMap/Modules
> > For more information about the roadmap process, go to:
> > http://live.gnome.org/RoadMap/Process
> > For more information about our schedule, go to:
> > http://live.gnome.org/Schedule
> > Thanks for your contribution!
> > The Roadmap Gang
> > 
> > http://mail.gnome.org/archives/devel-announce-list/2007-March/msg00011.ht
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