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Re: Applications by default : lightDM instead of LXDM


On Sun, 21 Nov 2010 11:34:20 +0100
Julien Lavergne <gilir@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi,
> For now, we have LXDM as display manager, but I would like to try
> lightDM for this cycle.
> lightDM have several advantages :
> - It's cross-platform, means other desktops may use it and support it.
> - It'll proposed for inclusion is Ubuntu in natty+1, and if it succeed,
> it means also more support.
> Support is important for this piece of software, because it's more
> complex than a standard desktop application. It's also important to have
> testers because it needs to deal with many different configurations and
> situations.
> Another advantage : lightDM doesn't depends directly on GNOME component,
> only the greeter (the login screen) who use have those depends. And
> there is already a greeter which is similar to the LXDM one (thanks
> PCMan :))
> You can read more on lightDM on the homepage [1] or on the blog of the
> author [2]. You can also see the blueprint for inclusion in standard
> Ubuntu [3].
> Also, I already plan to continue to maintain LXDM, so if lightDM is not
> ready for 11.04, we will have the possibility to switch back to LXDM.
> A version to test it in a real installation will be available in the
> Lubuntu Desktop PPA in several days.
LightDM seems promising and I think that, if it is ready, would be a good option.  I would have to try it to give a proper response.

Steve Cook (Yorvyk)


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