ANNOUNCE: gdm 2.2.0 "Ecky Ecky Ecky Ecky" release

We are now the Knights Who Say 'Ecky-ecky-ecky-ecky-pikang-zoop-boing-goodem-zu-owly-zhiv'.

Now at long last, people that don't want to run unstable software can also
break their systems with this brand spanking new stable gdm 2.2.0 release.
In fact, this is the first time you can break your system with a stable 2.x
release of gdm, as before you would be breaking your system with a beta.

What is GDM?

(You mean you don't know already???) :)

GDM is GNOME Display Manager.  An xdm like program that manages the login
screen to your GNOME desktop.  It is not based on xdm and is a complete
rewrite in fact.  It was originally written by Martin K. Petersen, but he
does not have the time to maintain the 2.x tree anymore, so I took over 
fixing this up for the 1.4 gnome release.  Nowdays most work on gdm2
is done by me and Lee Mallabone.

New stuff in 2.2.0 (from 2.0.99)

- gdmconfig now works with more fontsizes (me, Lee)

- Another minor xinerama fix

- Fixup the pam message voodoo, so that it now is at least functional even
  though it may not be pretty nor 100% correct.

- Initial gdmconfig documentation (Trevor Curtis, Lee)

- gdmconfig now correctly handles RelaxPerms (Lee)

- gdmconfig has now nice pam console helper setup (Lee)

- gladify/beautify gdmchooser (Lee)

- gdmchooser now apparently works with xdm (Matthias Clasen)

- Better specfile (Gregory Leblanc)

- Packagers should read the comment on end of config/ (especially
  debian people)

- Configuration file now does not force the adobe version of helvetica, and
  postgres and pvm users are excluded by default (Vlad Hrachev)

- i18n fixes (Gediminas Paulauskas)

- New easter egg

- Bunch of minor fixes

- Translation updates (Yukihiro Nakai, Carlos Perelló Marín, Martin Norbäck,
  Fatih Demir, Simos Xenitellis, Kjartan Maraas, Christian Meyer,
  Christophe Merlet, Stanislav Visnovsky, me)

To get this modern marvel of technology go to

RPMS can be had from

Since it nowdays seems that this is only accessible through mirrors of, you can get all these files from as
well if you can't find it on one of the mirrors, though please use the
mirrors if you can.


George <jirka 5z com>
   A good memory is needed after one has lied.
                       -- Pierre Corneille

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