Lightweight display manager

Maxime GEORGE-BOURREAU maximegb at
Sat Apr 16 12:20:21 CEST 2005

Lucas Meneghel Rodrigues a écrit :

>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
>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
I would like to write such a xfdm, but I don't know how to start :

- fork xdm, fork gdm, or start from scratch ?

- using only gtk librairies ?

- network transparency needed ?

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