GDM2 2.19.6 (unstable), the "This Record Plays Backwards" Release


Apologies for the 2 day late release for the 2.19.90 (2.20 beta1).  The
GNOME release team forgot to send out the reminder this time, and
I apparently needed a reminder.  But here's the latest.

If you have no clue what GDM is, refer to the documentation links
at the bottom of this announcement.

The 2.19.6 release is an unstable release of the GNOME Display Manager
(GDM) program with the following bug fixes and improvements.  I'd say
that the first two or so issues are fixes for fairly serious issues
so I would recommend upgrading if using an earlier 2.19 release.

- Fix bug #461822 which caused entries in the [servers] section of the
  configuration to get ignored if more than one referenced the same
  [server-foo] server.  This was working in 2.18 but got broken during
  the cleanup.  (Brian Cameron)

- Fixes for utmpx processing so it now works with utmp and also on
  FreeBSD.  (Brian Cameron, Joe Marcus Clarke)

- Fix gdmflexiserver so when used to start a "Nested Display" (a login
  in a window), it does not pop-up the window showing the user what
  VT's are already logged in.  That window should only show up when
  starting Flexi (VT) displays, not Nested displays.  (Brian Cameron)

- Remove XInput code from the dwellmouselistener accessibility module.
  Bug #457998 reported that this code was not working and causing
  devices to fail. (Ray Strode)

- Fix gdm_fail function so that it cleans up and exits, so now GDM
  will better handle critical failures.  This was working in 2.18
  but got broken during the cleanup.  (Brian Cameron)

- Now gdmsetup sets "Use 24 Hour Clock" to "yes" when this is its
  value.  (Sebastien Bacher)

- Fix IPv6 check when starting VT so that if IPv6 reports that the
  network is not reachable, it falls back to IPv4.  (Brian Cameron)

- Fix string translation issues.  (Lukasz Zalewski)

- Translation updates (Takeshi AIHANA, \305\275ygimantas Beru\304\215ka,
  Runa Bhattacharjee, Theppitak Karoonboonyanan, Gabor Kelemen, Kjartan
  Maraas, Inaki Larranaga Murgoitio, Danishka Navin, Daniel Nylander,
  Ankit Patel, Ani Peter, Pramod Raghavendra, Hendrik Richter, Ilkka

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
now 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 -
Latest Stable        -
Latest Unstable      -
Bug Reporting        - in the "gdm" category.

Have fun,


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