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LightDM GTK+ Greeter 2.0.1 and Settings 1.2.0 Releases

LightDM GTK+ Greeter and it’s accompanying configuration application have been updated!  A number of bugs have been fixed in the greeter, and a new multihead configuration dialog has been added to LightDM GTK+ Greeter Settings.

Update 2015/06/16

Both applications have been added to the Stable PPA.  Some users are reporting a solid-color background on some themes with the latest release.  A workaround is posted here.

New in LightDM GTK+ Greeter 2.0.1

  • New Features
    • Support for multiple configuration files (LP: #1421587)
  • Bugs Fixed
    • Multihead setup: black/white/grey screen at startup (LP: #1410406, #1426664, #1449567, #1448761)
    • Switching active monitors with Onboard on-screen can leave it’s window in an invalid state
    • Onboard does not react to mouse clicks
    • Window focus is lost after changing monitor configuration
    • Every lock activates a new virtual terminal with GTK 3.16 (LP: #1445461)
    • Broken delayed autologin (LP: #854261)
    • Message label can remain hidden when it must be visible (GTK: #710888)

New in Greeter Settings 1.2.0

  • Support for LightDM GTK+ Greeter 2.0.1
  • New Features
    • xembed mode: Run app without privileges if pkexec fails
    • New multihead setup dialog
    • Support for multiple configuration files (see above)
  • Bugs Fixed
    • Infinite loop in IndicatorsEntry (LP: #1435635)
    • Table column title hard to understand (LP: #1428224)
  • New and Updated Translations
    • Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Catalan, Croatian, Finnish, French, German, Japanese, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Spanish

Screenshots

Downloads

The latest versions of LightDM GTK+ Greeter and Settings can be downloaded from Launchpad:

Both applications will be updated for supported Ubuntu releases at the Stable PPA this week, and will make their way into Ubuntu 15.10 as regular updates.

Thanks

Thanks to all the translators who have worked diligently to translate these projects into their native languages.  Also, a huge thanks to Andrew P., who has largely taken over maintenance of the greeter and is solely responsible for the existence of the settings application.

If you want to contribute to these projects, head over to each project page on Launchpad: