jp.guillemin at free.fr
Thu Jun 28 08:22:56 CEST 2007
Anders F Björklund wrote:
> Ori Bernstein wrote:
>> On Wed, 27 Jun 2007 07:49:14 +0200, polytan <polytan at gmail.com> said:
>>> I'm using xfce for a quite long time (I agree, less than M. Fourdan
>>> :) ) and
>>> I try to only use xfce components (understand gtk only and no gnome).
>>> So, I'm asking all people developping xfce software because an xfce
>>> manager is the last thing not currently existing.
>> This has been discussed repeatedly.
>> Creating a DM (Desktop Manager) is far from trivial when the security
>> issues are
>> taken into account, and nobody seems to be interested in creating and
>> maintaining it.
>> Unless you're willing to write a DM for Xfce, just use GDM or Slim or
>> XDM or one
>> of the many other login managers.
> Easier than writing a Display Manager (not daemon manager nor desktop
> from scratch is to use GDM but only use the GTK+ version of the login
> and then port the GUI control interface to the config files over from
> GNOME ?
> See e.g.
> This makes for a nicer interface which is consistent with the rest of
> (since it uses standard GTK+ like the rest of Xfce) - and avoids having
> rewrite all the lower-level layers with all the security implications
> For Fedora, the login screen would look something like:
> I used a special stripped-down local RPM package called "GDM Lite", but
> could be formalized into a "real" Xfce-targetted variant of GDM
> perhaps... ?
> (the -lite package just omits a couple of binaries to cut dependencies
> # Customize: /etc/gdm/custom.conf [daemon]
> # Customize: etc/gdm/custom.conf [greeter]
> But it does need a real GUI for Xfce, so one doesn't have to edit
> Why not start with http://www.gnome.org/projects/gdm/screenshots.html
> port the backend over to use Xfce configurations instead of the GNOME
> ones ?
Or you simply install Zenwalk Linux : this is the way we configure GDM
since ages ...
> PS. GDM-Lite was inspired by http://vljubovic.members.epn.ba/ubuntu.html
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