Ticket #505 (closed enhancement: fixed)

Opened 14 years ago

Last modified 13 years ago

Identify Debathena on the login screen

Reported by: geofft Owned by:
Priority: normal Milestone: Summer 2010 (Lucid Deploy)
Component: -- Keywords:
Cc: Fixed in version:
Upstream bug:

Description (last modified by broder) (diff)

This is vaguely a repeat of #158 for new-style GDM

In particular, we should have a big block of text saying "Welcome to Debathena" or something on the login screen, as well as identifying which metapackage and Debian/Ubuntu? release the person is running.

rbasch already written code to make applications work correctly when running with GDM for the debathena-kiosk launcher. We should pull that out into a common parent class and use it for both the kiosk launcher and this "Welcome to Debathena" message.


debathena-branding Download (3.6 KB) - added by jdreed 13 years ago.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 14 years ago by jdreed

  • Milestone set to Summer 2010 (Lucid Deploy)

comment:2 Changed 14 years ago by broder

For new-style GDMs, we can abuse the same technique we're using to pull off the kiosk browse button. If we write a Gtk app that just prints "$(machtype -L) on $(machtype -E)" on top of everything else, and drop a .desktop file in /usr/share/gdm/autostart/LoginWindow, we don't even need the complexity of the debathena-foo-branding packages.

Before deploying this, though, we need to find the fix for #548 and apply it to this application as well.

Who says you can't do arbitrary skinning on new-style GDM?

comment:3 Changed 13 years ago by broder

  • Description modified (diff)
  • Summary changed from distinguish cluster from workstation machine on login screen, take 2 to Identify Debathena on the login screen

Changed 13 years ago by jdreed

comment:4 Changed 13 years ago by jdreed

Here, have some code (mostly blatantly stolen from Bob's kiosk code)

comment:5 Changed 13 years ago by jdreed

I'll add another window that says "Welcome to Debathena" or something, and then push this to proposed. This should probably go into gdm-config where the branding packages live now, but that package scares me.

comment:6 Changed 13 years ago by jdreed

  • Status changed from new to committed

Committed in r24816.

I have not added anything to a .install file yet, because I'm not sure which package it goes into and how this interacts with the existing -branding packages.

I also have not yet moved the session management code into a common class.

Also, it's ugly.

comment:7 Changed 13 years ago by jdreed

  • Status changed from committed to development

After fixing a typo in the rules file (r2482{0,1}), I have uploaded this to development, and tested it.

I used the Trebuchet font to keep some visual cues the same for users who might be transitioning.

I vaguely feel like having the workstation info in the bottom right makes it look ugly, but we can bikeshed about it once Lucid has been released to the clusters.

comment:8 Changed 13 years ago by jdreed

  • Status changed from development to proposed

Fixed issues with legacy displays, and moved to proposed.

comment:9 Changed 13 years ago by jdreed

  • Status changed from proposed to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed
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