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[4]: nice
by ozonehole on Sun 12th Dec 2010 04:24 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: nice"
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As for the changes breaking something, I think one need only look back at previous Ubuntu releases, particularly every release after 8.04, to see just why people don't like it when Ubuntu does drastic changes.

Funny, I'm using 10.10, the latest Ubuntu release. It's the most stable I've seen yet. I'm quite pleased with the latest changes, especially the fact that this release boots in 16 seconds on my old decrepit computer - back when I was running stable Red Hat, it would take 45 seconds.

Ubuntu developers: please keep those changes coming.

Edited 2010-12-12 04:25 UTC

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