[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#626032: Slim appears to have grown up. Perhaps gdm(3) can be retired as the xfce4 display manager?

Daniel Dickinson daniel at cshore.neomailbox.net
Sun May 8 06:17:57 UTC 2011

Package: xfce4
Severity: wishlist

The problems with slim that rendered it unusable (strange echo/capture problems on the VT's when slim was active), appear to have been solved, and I'm wondering if it's time to switch the display manager to slim and get rid of the gdm[3] dependencies that have a tendency to pull in gnome.  I know that was the plan at one point, but it now looks doable.  Or are there other features of a dm that slim still lacks that will be required before it can be the dm of choice?

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers stable-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'testing'), (100, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.38-2-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_CA.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_CA.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages xfce4 depends on:
ii  gtk2-engines-xfce             2.8.1-2    GTK+-2.0 theme engine for Xfce
ii  orage                         4.8.1-2    Calendar for Xfce Desktop Environm
ii  thunar                        1.2.1-6    File Manager for Xfce
ii  xfce4-appfinder               4.8.0-3    Application finder for the Xfce4 D
ii  xfce4-mixer                   4.8.0-2    Xfce mixer application
ii  xfce4-panel                   4.8.3-2    panel for Xfce4 desktop environmen
ii  xfce4-session                 4.8.1-2    Xfce4 Session Manager
ii  xfce4-settings                4.8.1-4    graphical application for managing
ii  xfce4-utils                   4.8.1-2    Various tools for Xfce
ii  xfconf                        4.8.0-3    utilities for managing settings in
ii  xfdesktop4                    4.8.2-1    xfce desktop background, icons and
ii  xfwm4                         4.8.1-3    window manager of the Xfce project

Versions of packages xfce4 recommends:
ii  desktop-base                  6.0.6      common files for the Debian Deskto
ii  tango-icon-theme              0.8.90-3   Tango icon theme
ii  thunar-volman                 0.6.0-4    Thunar extension for volumes manag
ii  xorg                          1:7.6+6    X.Org X Window System

Versions of packages xfce4 suggests:
ii  xfce4-goodies                 4.8.1      enhancements for the Xfce4 Desktop
ii  xfprint4                      4.6.1-2    Printer GUI for Xfce4

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