GDM2 2.15.3 (unstable), the "You've Got To Hold On" Release


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

The 2.15.3 release is an unstable release of GDM with the following
new features:

- No longer use popt in favor of glib's GOption command line parsing.
  Note that this removes the single-dash options GDM used to support
  (such as the gdm -nodaemon option which is now --nodaemon) which
  were originally supported so GDM would be more like XDM.  Users who
  depend on the single dash options will need to change to use the
  non-deprecated double-dash options.  (Christian Kirbach)

- Fix bug that was causing ShowGnomeFailsafeSession and
  ShowGnomeXtermSession configuration values to not work. (Brian

- Now add gdm-ssh-session to distribution tarball, and fix the
  ssh-session.desktop file so that it sets the right TryExec
  value even if --libexecdir isn't passed into configure.
  (Brian Cameron)

- Use ngettext in gui/gdmcommon.c for building the Timed Login
  message.  (Benoit Dejean)

- Translation updates (Chao-Hsiung Liao, Gora Mohanty, Ankit Patel)

- Release notes now have correct download directory listed below.

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:

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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