LightDM

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LightDM
LightDM 1.2.1 on Ubuntu 12.04.png
LightDM in Ubuntu 12.04 with its default Unity Greeter front-end
Original author(s)Robert Ancell
Developer(s)
  • Robert Ancell
  • David Edmundson
Initial releaseSeptember 10, 2010 (2010-09-10)
Stable release1.11.4 / July 1, 2014; 59 days ago (2014-07-01)[1]
Development statusActive
Written inC
Operating systemLinux
PlatformGTK+, Qt
SizeMB
Available in>50 languages[2][3][4]
Type
LicenseGNU GPL 3[5]
Websitefreedesktop.org/wiki/Software/LightDM
 
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LightDM
LightDM 1.2.1 on Ubuntu 12.04.png
LightDM in Ubuntu 12.04 with its default Unity Greeter front-end
Original author(s)Robert Ancell
Developer(s)
  • Robert Ancell
  • David Edmundson
Initial releaseSeptember 10, 2010 (2010-09-10)
Stable release1.11.4 / July 1, 2014; 59 days ago (2014-07-01)[1]
Development statusActive
Written inC
Operating systemLinux
PlatformGTK+, Qt
SizeMB
Available in>50 languages[2][3][4]
Type
LicenseGNU GPL 3[5]
Websitefreedesktop.org/wiki/Software/LightDM

LightDM is an X display manager that aims to be lightweight, fast, extensible and multi-desktop.[6] It uses various front-ends to draw login interfaces,[7] so-called Greeters.[8]

Features[edit]

Some features include:

LightDM offers at least the same functionality as GDM but it has a simpler code base and does not load any GNOME libraries to work.[9] LightDM is the default display manager for Ubuntu, Edubuntu, Xubuntu and Mythbuntu since 11.10 release,[10][11] for Lubuntu since 12.04 release,[12] and for Kubuntu beginning with 12.10.[13]

Available greeters[edit]

LightDM Greeters in active development
NameKey feature(s)VersionWebsite
GTK+ GreeterReference implementation in GTK+,[14] Lubuntu default,[12] Xubuntu default[11]1.8.5[14]launchpad.net
LXQt GreeterQt-only Greeter for LXQt desktop (formerly Razor Greeter[15])0.7github.com
Pantheon GreeterGreeter for Elementary OS[16]1.0.2[17]launchpad.net
Unity GreeterUbuntu default[7]14.10.0[18]launchpad.net
Dormant LightDM Greeters
NameKey feature(s)VersionWebsite
Crowd GreeterDemonstration for an OpenGL-based Greeter[19][20]0.0.2[21]launchpad.net
GTK+ Builder GreeterAn alternative implementation from LXDE for GTK+ based on GtkBuilder featuring WYSIWYG theme editing with Glade Interface Designer.0.2.0[22]sourceforge.net
KDE GreeterPlasma integration,[23][24] Kubuntu default[13]0.3.2.2[25]projects.kde.org
Qt GreeterReference implementation in Qtlaunchpad.net
WebKit GreeterEasy theming[7]0.1.2[26]launchpad.net

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Light Display Manager, Launchpad.net 
  2. ^ "Translations: Light Display Manager". Translations.launchpad.net. 2011-05-13. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  3. ^ "Translations: LightDM GTK+ Greeter". Translations.launchpad.net. 2013-05-08. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  4. ^ "Translations: Unity Greeter". Translations.launchpad.net. 2012-01-24. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  5. ^ LightDM: Contents of COPYING, launchpad.net, retrieved 2012-08-23 
  6. ^ The Light Display Manager (LightDM), retrieved 17 May 2011 
  7. ^ a b c Ubuntu 11.10 To Switch From GDM To LightDM, 12 May 2011, retrieved 18 May 2011 
  8. ^ Fischer, Matt (2012-02-07). "» So You Want to Write a LightDM Greeter… Matt Fischer's Blog". Mattfischer.com. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  9. ^ Ubuntu adopts LightDM, login screens to get more exciting, Geek.com, 12 May 2011, retrieved 18 May 2011 
  10. ^ Ubuntu 11.10 ReleaseNotes, Canonical, retrieved 28 May 2012 
  11. ^ a b Xubuntu 11.10 Release Notes, Canonical, retrieved 17 December 2012 
  12. ^ a b Lubuntu 12.04 ReleaseNotes, Canonical, retrieved 14 Jun 2012 
  13. ^ a b RFC] Merging LightDM into KDE Workspaces, mail.kde.org, retrieved 2013-05-29 
  14. ^ a b LightDM GTK+ Greeter in Launchpad, Launchpad.net, retrieved 2012-12-16 
  15. ^ Razor-qt, razorqt-lightdm-greeter, Github.com, retrieved 2012-08-23 
  16. ^ Hello, Luna Beta 1 | elementary, Elementaryos.org, 2012-11-14, retrieved 2013-05-29 
  17. ^ https://launchpad.net/pantheon-greeter
  18. ^ Unity Greeter, Launchpad.net, retrieved 2012-12-16 
  19. ^ ~lightdm-team/crowd-greeter/trunk (2011-07-27), ~lightdm-team/crowd-greeter/trunk : contents of NEWS at revision 33, Bazaar.launchpad.net, retrieved 2013-05-29 
  20. ^ LightDM Crowd Greeter, YouTube, 2011-09-07, retrieved 2013-05-29 
  21. ^ Crowd Greeter : "LightDM Development Team" team, Launchpad.net, 2011-09-08, retrieved 2013-05-29 
  22. ^ Status of LXDE Components, LXDE Team, retrieved 17 December 2012 
  23. ^ David Edmundson (2012-07-21), LightDM-KDE 0.2.0, Sharpley.org.uk, retrieved 2012-08-23 
  24. ^ Rationales, Static.davidedmundson.co.uk, retrieved 2013-05-29 
  25. ^ LightDM-KDE File Archive, KDE, retrieved 6 June 2013 
  26. ^ LightDM Webkit Greeter, Launchpad.net, retrieved 2012-08-23 

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