XDM (display manager)
A screenshot of an XDM login screen
|Original author(s)||Keith Packard|
|Initial release||October 1988|
|Stable release||1.1.11 / September 25, 2011|
|Written in||C, C++|
|Type||X display manager|
XDM (in full, the X Window Display Manager) is the default display manager for the X Window System. It is a bare-bones X display manager. It was introduced with X11 Release 3 in October 1988, to support the standalone X terminals that were just coming onto the market. It was written by Keith Packard.
Because of XDM's minimalism, most desktop environments tend to use later, more sophisticated display managers.
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- Nielsen, Mark (July 1999). "Configuring XDM — a graphical login interface for Linux or UNIX". Linux Gazette (43).