Lightweight display manager
samuel.verstraete at gmail.com
Fri Apr 15 13:22:14 CEST 2005
On Fri, 2005-04-15 at 13:14 +0200, Jasper Huijsmans wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 15, 2005 at 08:03:10AM -0300, Lucas Meneghel Rodrigues wrote:
> > Hi guys
> > I'm new to the list, and I was thinking about this for a long time. I
> > apoplogize in advance if this is not the right place where to post
> > this.
> > I was wondering if it's not possible to write a small and fast display
> > manager for Xfce, with contemplates all the essential funcionality
> > that a DM should have (login, session, shut down, etc.). I'm not sure
> > if GDM does well in this respect, tough I use it on my toshiba portege
> > 3010CT (pI 266 MMX, 64 Mb RAM). Maybe it can be done better.
> > Of course, I don't know if there's an actual developers interest in
> > writing such a thing (unfortunately I don't have the skills to do that
> > right now).
> > If this was previously discussed (I didn't find anything on the
> > archives), point this to me (nicely) and simply ignore this message.
> > Thank you for the attention
> Many people have thought about it, no-one has written anything yet though ;-)
> Mind you, a display manager is not a trivial application. There are all kinds
> of security concerns and you have to deal with some arcane X stuff probably.
> I'm sure many people would like to see one though...
There has been a 'discussion' on the subject... somewhere on the forum
of xfce that was...
So yes there are quite a lot of users requesting it...
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