Ubuntu is still using the old gdm codebase, this specification describes what is required to upgrade to the current upstream version

Release Note

The new gdm is being used now


The current version is what upstream and other distributions are working on. It fixes limitations of the previous version and has cleaner code

Use Cases


The new version has no gdmflexiserver, no configuration tool and a restricted set of configurations settings, that's an upstream choice and will not be considered as a blocker for the upgrade.

We will provide migration of the most important configuration settings.


Changes in jaunty:

Code Changes


The autologin and timedlogin settings which are stored in the current text configuration needs to be migration to gconf during the upgrade. Other options should not be an issue but if user feedback points some other settings which need to be migrated those will be considered.

Test/Demo Plan

Unresolved issues

BoF agenda and discussion


DesktopTeam/Specs/Jaunty/GdmUpgrade (last edited 2009-01-20 19:46:57 by pd956a57b)