Re: [gdm-list] Is there a timeline for GDMsetup?
- From: autocrosser <autocrosser embarqmail com>
- To: gdm-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: [gdm-list] Is there a timeline for GDMsetup?
- Date: Sun, 5 Jul 2009 18:25:58 -0700 (PDT)
> autocrosser wrote:
>> Ubuntu has now moved to the "new" gdm with Alpha2--there have been
>> several problems with the change-over (I will not go into them here--bug
>> reports have been filed), but many of the testing users are trying to
>> come to grips with the lack of configuration that the new gdm has. I have
>> seen reports from several sources about Gnome developers & the various
>> Distro reps talking & agreeing that the re-write "as-it is" is OK--did
>> anyone take a sample of users? What we see is a large regression that
>> removes choices--I was under the impression that Linux was all about
>> I find now that I must go in and edit different conf files to try to
>> recover a small fraction of function that the old gdm had--I realize that
>> manpower being what it is--writing a settings panel would take time that
>> "could" be used in other ways, but is there a chance that someone could
>> write a very basic panel to at least cover the schema data?
> I think a lot of users will have problems without a basic settings panel.
> I'm used to work with vi and
> I don't mind to read manual and man pages, but I'm afraid that a lot of
> users prefer "the easy way".
> There is a nice mockup that I have seen in the Ubuntu Karmic Testing
> Would it be hard to add this function to gdm 2.26?
Yes--Darkshade did a very nice mockup of the basic one that I posted to both
launchpad & bugzilla--I might add that in the few days that the new gdm has
been in use with Alpha2, the thread for it is now 27 pages long & has been
viewed over 8400 times. I would say that extreme interest has been generated
in ways to config the new gdm.......
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