GDM Upgrade

Registered by Ted Gould on 2008-11-24

GNOME has decided to change and base their GDM version on the 2.24 tree. This version of GDM has a more modular architecture which will allow for more desktop level daemons to run. Things like closing your laptop lid to sleep while at the login prompt.

Blueprint information

Status:
Complete
Approver:
Martin Pitt
Priority:
High
Drafter:
Ted Gould
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
Sebastien Bacher
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
Accepted for jaunty
Implementation:
Implemented
Milestone target:
None
Started by
Martin Pitt on 2009-01-30
Completed by
Sebastien Bacher on 2009-03-13

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2009-03-13: gdm-new is the ubuntu-desktop ppa and working, existing configurations are correctly used by the new gdm now too

2009-01-20 pitti: made some fixes, approved

work items:
 * Package GDM 2.4 in a PPA or for Universe. [done]
 * create migration code to convert settings from gdm 2.20

Jaap Haitsma: Is this upgrade still going into jaunty?? -> Pitti: no, this is preparatory work for Karmic

Jaap Haitsma: Should this not be nominated for Karmic?

Pitti: No, this is already implemented. We'll switch to the new gdm in karmic by default, though.

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