[arch-general] LightDM GTK+ Greeter 2.0.0

Jerome Leclanche jerome at leclan.ch
Sat Feb 28 09:40:17 UTC 2015

On 26 February 2015 at 13:31, Maxime Gauduin <alucryd at archlinux.org> wrote:
> LXDM is a different story because AFAIK it hasn't been officially
> abandonned, whereas the LightDM GTK2 greeter has, meaning I essentially
> become upstream if I continue to package it. Anyone is free to keep
> maintining it in AUR though, it won't be lost into oblivion. Also, as Ralf
> mentioned, even for a GTK2 desktop, the GTK3 greeter will work just fine if
> you can live with a few more megabytes.
> As for the change of name, we always try to follow upstream's naming, the
> GTK2 drop is a good opportunity to abide by that. FTR nearly all other
> distros have had a single "lightdm-gtk-greeter" package for a while now,
> providing only the GTK3 greeter even when GTK2 was still an option.
> Since a lot less people than I expected seem to object, I pushed 2.0.0 in
> [community-testing] for now, please give it a spin.
> Cheers,
> --
> Maxime

Here's a more official word on it: LXDM is discontinued. It will
continue to receive minor and security-related updates, but we no
longer recommend it, even for LXDE legacy. Use SDDM instead if

J. Leclanche

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