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 fran on Sat 11th Dec 2010 10:05 UTC in reply to "RE: nice"
fran
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2010-08-06

I just dont know how this could be a bad thing.
Less code that does the same thing is always better.

Although that code is being implemented for the first time in Ubuntu does NOT mean it is new, untested code.

Luckily Ubuntu is not a democracy.

Edited 2010-12-11 10:12 UTC

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