[xubuntu-users] Any planned gdm replacements?

Charlie Kravetz cjk at teamcharliesangels.com
Mon Nov 23 12:48:11 UTC 2009

On Sun, 22 Nov 2009 23:01:13 +0100
Preben Randhol <randhol+xubuntu at pvv.org> wrote:

> Hi!
> The current (Karmic) gdm is for Gnome only. In any other environment it
> increases boot time (loading and unloading metacity etc...) and is
> bloated beyond need.
> What are the plans for the next xubuntu release? Currently I'm using a
> debian version of slim on 5 computers to get rid of 15-30 seconds of
> added boot time in Karmic due to the new gdm.
> Keep up the excellent work!
> Preben

Yes, changes are being planned. Since GDM was re-written exclusively
for the Gnome environment, it took quite a bit of work to allow the
Xfce Session to be logged in. Plans are not final yet for Lucid_Lynx,
but we will be working on it.

Thanks for asking.

Charlie Kravetz 
Xubuntu Quality Assurance Lead
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