GDM 2.20.8 (stable), the "Big Jones" Release


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

The 2.20.8 release is a stable release of the GNOME Display Manager
(GDM) program with the following bug fixes and improvements:

- Improve gdm_final_cleanup so that the slave daemon exits after
  receiving a shutdown or reboot event, and after completing all
  cleanup.  This further fixes bug #517526. which was causing GDM
  to crash on reboot or shutdown. (Josselin Mouette)

- Fix broken check in configure for TCP wrappers.  Fixes bug #548676.
  (Stanislav Brabec and Brian Cameron)

- Correct memory leak in SELinux code.  (Julien Cristau)

- Use g_strdup when copying strings in gdmchooser to avoid a
  crash.  See bug #544730.  (Matthias Crochner and Brian Cameron)

- Ignore ENXIO when processing ioctl since some distros, such as
  FreeBSD, yields ENXIO for non-IP/non-configured interfaces.
  Fixes bug #544790.  (Volker Stolz)

- Prevent a negative value when processing SVG images in the
  gdmgreeter themes.  (Pascal Brochart)

- Add Kazakh language to locale.alias.

- On Solaris, minor fix to Xsession script so that input methods

- On Solaris, no longer use ctrun for SMF integration, and instead
  manage SMF so that when the slave daemon is forked, it is spawned
  in a separate service contract.  This ensures that the user session
  all GDM GUI programs, and the PAM interaction all happen in the
  user service contract.  This helps to ensure that if the Xserver
  crashes, it does not cause the GDM service to restart.  (Brian

- On Solaris fbconsole is called with the "-n" argument to avoid
  race conditions with XMDCP remote sessions.  (Brian Cameron)

- Translation updates (Jorge Gonzalez, Alexander Shopov)

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.

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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