Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 10th Dec 2010 22:54 UTC, submitted by Debjit
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Yet another possible change in Ubuntu's core components: they're mulling over replacing GDM with LightDM. Why? Well: "Faster - the greeter doesn't require an entire GNOME session to run. More flexible - multiple greeters are supported through a well defined interface. This allows Ubuntu derivatives to use the same display manager (e.g. Kubuntu, Lubuntu etc.). Simpler codebase - similar feature set in ~5000 lines of code compared to 50000 in GDM. Supports more usecases - first class support for XDMCP and multihead."
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RE[2]: nice
by stabbyjones on Sat 11th Dec 2010 04:14 UTC in reply to "RE: nice"
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Ubuntu = New and 'crazy' things on top of a snapshot of Debian which means they can be implemented quicker and easier than changing Debian itself.

Debian = Test, Freeze, Release. which seems to take about 2yrs a release at the moment.

I like the Debian approach better which is why I don't use Ubuntu. You should probably do the same if it causes you this much stress.

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