A tiny display manager in gtk ?

David Fraser davidf at sjsoft.com
Tue Feb 8 16:15:19 CET 2005

Auke Kok wrote:

> Maxime GEORGE-BOURREAU wrote:
>>> xdm would be a good place since it's taken security into 
>>> consideration and has been debugged for years, however, you would 
>>> have to take up the entire task of writing the gtk2 code around it 
>>> and make sure it's safe too.
>> My idea is a sort of 'point and click' display manager. I don't need 
>> the network ability of xdm.
>>> Unfortunately xdm doesn't offer icons at all, so if you really want 
>>> that you'd need to start from scratch. Personally I just use gdm ... 
>>> it's lightweighted enough even to start xfce ;^).
>> With gdm you need bonobo and gconf. It's a bit bloated IMHO. 
> I was referring to the relatively small memory footprint (2-3mb) for 
> such a feature-rich dm... of course any application that requires 
> bonobo is bloat, but it's not exactly the same as "running nautilus". 
> gdm starts up rather quickly IMO, even on older boxes

On my older boxes gdm is quite slow ... I wonder if it would be possible 
to rip bonobo out of it


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