GDM2 2.20.1 (stable), the "Lets Be Hopeful" Release


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

The 2.20.1 release is a stable release of the GNOME Display Manager
(GDM) program with the following bug fixes and improvements:

- Now gdmlogin and gdmgreeter treat Tab like enter if the focus
  is on the entry field.  This addresses usability issues as
  described in bug #433495.  (Lo\357c Minier)

- Fix bug that was causing the user's default language/session choices
  to not get saved properly if they didn't already have a $HOME/.dmrc
  file.  (Brady Anderson)

- Fix bug with XDMCP logic that was causing GDM to get confused
  about when the maximum number of XDMCP sessions has been reached.
  (Francis Giraldeau)

- Fix an issue that was causing the username to be logged as a debug
  message when using GDM configured to use crypt or shadow passwords
  (instead of the default PAM).  This could cause the user's password
  to get saved as a debug message if the user accidently typed their
  password into the username field when using crypt/shadow passwords.
  No longer translate debug messages in general.  (Brian Cameron)

- Set stdout/stderr to DEV_NULL when spawning at_spi_registryd and
  the prefetch program, fixing a hanging problem.  (Huang Peng)

- GDM now always sends the daemon a response before exit to avoid a
  hang.  (Ray Strode)

- Fix gdmXnestchooser and gdmsetup so debug isn't on by default.
  (Brian Cameron)

- Updated the gdmgreeter themes so that they display correctly
  on 800x600 displays.  (Dave Fincher)

- Build/configure fixes for Solaris.  (Brian Cameron)

- Translation updates (Sunil Mohan Adapa, Gil Forcada, Duarte Loreto,
  S\303\255lvia Miranda, Ankit Patel, Ignacio Casal Quinteiro,
  Changwoo Ryu)

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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