Document and restructure the interface between the GDM greeter and server components so new greeters can be more easily developed.

Release Note

(Applicable for developers only) This release contains a simplified interface for developing greeters.


The current GDM has no theming support, by reducing the difficulty in writing greeters differently styled greeters can be written. Different greeters can be written for different hardware, e.g. netbooks may need a compact layout and be able to do advanced 3D effects where general purpose systems may not be able to guarantee 3D support.



The implementation should not increase the startup time.


The existing greeter will be modified to meet any interface changes.

Test/Demo Plan

There should be no behaviour/visible changes for users. A demonstration would be to show a new greeter that was quickly developed.


DesktopTeam/Specs/Lucid/GDMCustomGreeter (last edited 2009-11-24 03:40:00 by robert-ancell)