Bug 42396 - gdm source patch #30 removes last session saving
Summary: gdm source patch #30 removes last session saving
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gdm
Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Havoc Pennington
QA Contact: Aaron Brown
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-05-27 00:58 UTC by Seth Vidal
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:33 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-05-27 01:14:58 UTC

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Description Seth Vidal 2001-05-27 00:58:36 UTC
Description of Problem:

source patch #30 to gdm removes the ability for last session to be saved.
its really quite annoying. the last session is a useful feature.

all in all you allow language saving from gdm but not last session.
and the patch gives almost no explanation as to why - neither does the
changelog in the spec file - which is even more annoying.

all I really want is an explanation - there might be a good reason that I'm
not seeing - but if there is no explanation then I'd like to see this
feature re-enabled in the next gdm package y'all release.


Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2001-05-27 04:14:44 UTC
I have no real idea why it was removed - it was done two years ago apparently.
Maybe it just doesn't work right or was buggy or someone thought there were
security issues.

We'll be moving to the new mostly-rewritten gdm-2.2 instead of this ancient
beta, which will no doubt address this issue and a lot of other ones. 
There's finally an active upstream maintainer who's merged our fixes when
appropriate and is moving gdm forward.
We've been gingerly trying to keep this old gdm package limping along (as you
can see from all the patches, it's in sad shape). I'll be happy to see it die. ;-)

Anyhow, this current version only exists because its nature is well-known, and
as soon as we have time for QA we intend to swap versions, so I'm going to close
the bug rather than risk touching the fragile house of cards that is
gdm-2.0beta4. ;-)

Comment 2 Seth Vidal 2001-05-27 04:21:09 UTC
I know y'all won't have an answer but are there plans to release a new gdm
package that doesn't suck BEFORE 7.2?

I was using ximian's build of gdm for rhl 6.2 which included the aforementioned
feature and I'd like to have it back w/o having to install their packages.

Comment 3 Havoc Pennington 2001-05-27 17:25:44 UTC
It will probably show up in rawhide, if not an official errata/update.

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