GDM2 2.17.5 (unstable), the "Beijing" Release

The 2.17.5 release was made available on Monday, but I was not
able to send out the release announcement until today since my
mail server went down.  Apologies for the late announcement.


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

The 2.17.5 release is an unstable release of GDM with the following
new features.

- No longer close file descripters in forked process which
  shows dialog boxes since this causes the dialogs to not
  display any text.  (Brian Cameron)

- Now GDM will recognize when the system default language
  has changed and will display new GUI's with the new
  default language.  By default the /var/sysconfig/i18n
  file is assumed to have the language defined in LANG=foo
  format.  The --with-lang-file configure option may be
  needed to specify a different system language configuration
  file.  On Solaris, for example, it would be
  /etc/default/init.  (Ray Strode and Takao Fujiwara)

- Remove filter_watch after it is called for the first time.
  This filter is used to start the at_spi_registryd, but
  after it is started there is no need to listen to the
  propery any more.  (Li Yuan)

- Further improvements to gdmsetup to improve usability.
  (Lukasz Zalewski)

- No longer hardcode invisible_char property in glade files,
  instead realy on GTK+ default.  (Vitaliy Ischenko)

- Fix so that the userlist is hidden properly when there
  are no users.  (Brian Cameron)

- Fixes for compiling with gcc 2.95. (Jens Granseuer)

- Translation updates (Djihed Afifi, Raivis Dejus,
  Theppitak Karoonboonyanan, Gabor Kelemen, David Lodge,
  Jovan Naumovski, Amitakhya Phukan, Danilo \305\240egan,
  Francisco Javier F. Serrador, Ilkka Tuohela, Matic Zgur)

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 -
Latest Stable        -
Latest Unstable      -

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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