gdmsetup - offering to assist / asking for direction / solution ppa

Sebastien Bacher seb128 at
Mon Feb 15 09:57:54 GMT 2010

Le lundi 15 février 2010 à 17:38 +1100, Robert Ancell a écrit :
> We would like to make the utility more obviously available, or
> > perhaps even take what ever steps are necessary to offer it into the
> > standard Ubuntu distribution channels (perhaps for Lucid?). 


Let me start by saying you did great work on this tools. Robert has
replied to your question already but I've some extra ones for you.

Do you plan to contribute some of the options you worked back to the
"official" gdmsetup utility (the one shipped with Ubuntu)? There is a
specification on
which summarize what was discussed at UDS.
While your tools is nice and will probably benefit many users it would
be even nicer to have common options in the default installation.

One another option would be to consider shipping your tools by default.
We are trying to move away from running graphical interface under gksudo
though so it would be nicer if you would use policykit there. Do you
have any plan for that? The number of options and the tool complexity
would also need to be discussed if we were going to do that. 
It could make sense to keep two different tools though, a simple one
with the most common options in the default set and one with all the
options listed which users who want extra settings access could install.

Sebastien Bacher

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