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== Summary ==
 
== Summary ==
 
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Replace current Gnome display Manager with FreeDesktop's LightDM
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LightDM is a very nice desktop manager that should replace the current gdm in spins that don't have a native desktop manager.
  
 
== Owner ==
 
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== Detailed Description ==
 
== Detailed Description ==
 
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The older gnome releases  (pre 2.18, i think) had customizable login themes. This feature had regressed during gnome 2 overhaul. LightDM brings themes back to the login page.
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LightDM is very, very lightweight. In fact, gdm is larger by an order of magnitude! These metrics don't include the dependencies; while gdm relies on several hefty GNOME libraries, LightDM does not share such a limitation, even counting the default theme alongside it. In addition, LightDM is well-known for its theme abilities which make it very appealing. gdm lacks theming completely. Ubuntu Linux and all of its official derivatives uses LightDM as its display manager.
 
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== Benefit to Fedora ==
 
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Improved user experience, personalize login screen.
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Smaller install size in spins
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Improved user experience
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Improved maintainability
  
 
== Scope ==
 
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Latest revision as of 21:05, 1 August 2012


Contents

[edit] LightDM

[edit] Summary

LightDM is a very nice desktop manager that should replace the current gdm in spins that don't have a native desktop manager.

[edit] Owner

  • Email: <your email address so we can contact you, invite you to meetings, etc.>

[edit] Current status

  • Targeted release: [[Releases/<number> | Fedora <number> ]]
  • Last updated: (DATE)
  • Percentage of completion: XX%


[edit] Detailed Description

LightDM is very, very lightweight. In fact, gdm is larger by an order of magnitude! These metrics don't include the dependencies; while gdm relies on several hefty GNOME libraries, LightDM does not share such a limitation, even counting the default theme alongside it. In addition, LightDM is well-known for its theme abilities which make it very appealing. gdm lacks theming completely. Ubuntu Linux and all of its official derivatives uses LightDM as its display manager.

[edit] Benefit to Fedora

Smaller install size in spins Improved user experience Improved maintainability

[edit] Scope

[edit] How To Test

[edit] User Experience

They can write their own login themes or use one that is available. On applying a login theme, they will see the gnome login theme in the user login screen as soon as the system boots.

[edit] Dependencies

[edit] Contingency Plan

[edit] Documentation

[edit] Release Notes

[edit] Comments and Discussion