GDM2 (unstable), the "Big Jump release"

Sorry for the repost, the version # was wrong in the previous email
and it said "stable" instead of "unstable".  Ignore the previous


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

The release of GDM2 is the first release of the 2.13 series.
It has some new features and UI improvements, see below.  The last
GDM release was and the version number is being bumped to
2.13 to match the GNOME release schedule.

Changes stuff:

- Fix problem with PostSession script not always being
  executed when user kills the Xserver with
  ctrl-alt-backspace.  Fixes bug #152906.
  (Jerry G. DeLapp)

- No longer set tooltips for menu items in gdmlogin.
  These do not work with accessibility and no GNOME
  programs use menu tooltips, it is not recommended.
  (Brian Cameron)

- Change the way the "OK" and "Cancel" buttons work
  so they are consistant.  Now the "Cancel" button
  in gdmlogin is active when the Username is requested
  and just clears the field.  This makes gdmlogin work
  like gdmgreeter.  Now make the buttons insensitive
  when the ok/enter/tab is pressed and make them
  sensitive again when the greeter wants entry.  This
  fixes a bug where the greeter's memory could get
  corrupted by pressing "Cancel" after authentication
  (which would only happen if the PostLogin script
  caused a long enough delay to allow this to happen
  or perhaps on a really slow machine).  (Brian

- Correct reading of config file in gdmflexiserver.
  (Christiaan Welvaart)

- GNOME HIG fixes for the Language, Session, and
  Message dialogs.  (Dennis Cranston)

- Define SoundProgram to be /usr/bin/audioplay instead
  of /usr/bin/play on Solaris.  /usr/bin/play does not
  exist on Solaris.

- Better /etc/default/login support on Solaris.  Previously
  it supported only PASSREQ.  Now it supports PATH, SUPATH
  and CONSOLE (the same ones CDE login supports).  Added
  new PasswordRequired gdm.conf setting so that PASSREQ
  can be controlled via gdm.conf as well.

- Memory leaks fixed.  (Steve Grubb/Brian Cameron)

- Improvements to strings and docs (Adam Weinberger,
  Brian Cameron)

- Translation updates (Takeshi AIHANA, Runa Bhattacharjee,
  Priit Laes, Chao-Hsiung Liao, Ignacio Casal Quinteiro,
  Vincent van Adrighem, Funda Wang, Adam Weinberger)

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 ...



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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