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Bug 62085 - Upgrade to latest gdm
Upgrade to latest gdm
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: gdm (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Havoc Pennington
Aaron Brown
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Reported: 2002-03-27 04:57 EST by Xander D Harkness
Modified: 2016-06-07 18:44 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-03-27 08:50:56 EST
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Description Xander D Harkness 2002-03-27 04:57:06 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:0.9.9) Gecko/20020314

Description of problem:
Sun Microsystem's research into User Interface on Gnome provided a number of
suggestions such as username and password entry areas on the same form etc. 
Many of these have been implemented by Ximian and hence the source must be
available.  In addition Ximian have also provided a configuration utility
launched from GDM that allows users to customise the login and xdmcp.  It would
be useful if RH could use these enhancements.

These are few reasons that people 'upgrade' from RH to Ximian.  Evolution,
gnumeric (with graphs), Abiword(hoping for tables), gphoto, broken kde menus
(just kidding about the last one ;-)

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1.Not really relevant

Actual Results:  Same old gdm :-)

Expected Results:  gdm with updates and new configuration options available on

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Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2002-03-27 08:50:51 EST
gdmconfig is available, you just can't launch it from the main gdm screen. That
change was made on purpose (I don't think launching the config tool from gdm 
makes a shred of sense)

For the rest, we'll get those updates when we move to GNOME 2.
Comment 2 Havoc Pennington 2002-07-02 19:22:24 EDT
We have gnome 2 now and new gdm.

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