Root login in rawhide and display managers

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at
Thu Sep 20 14:12:31 UTC 2007

Patrice Dumas wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 20, 2007 at 07:23:11PM +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
>> These two are very significant technical differences.
> Indeed, but do they get into line with respect with non root/root login
> in dm issue?

Nope but Ralf claimed that there are no significant technical 
differences at all which is something I disagreed with. Besides the kind 
of customers you target a commercial product with is not merely a matter 
of technical differences. For various reasons, these distributions play 
different roles.

>> Majority of updates are backported patches to maintain ABI compatibility.
> Ok, still the lifetime difference.

I am not sure what you mean here. A distribution life cycle is not tied 
to ABI compatibility.

> I don't know exactly because I had no contact with the RHEL people in
> charge of openmotif, but it is not completly clear that RHEL 6 will use
> lesstif. As always I would apreciate more info on that, but...

I believe these sort of changes are discussed only closer to the release 
but you can ask Daniel Riek, riek AT if this is something 
that you need to know urgently.


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