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XDM
A screenshot of an XDM login screen
Original author(s)Keith Packard
Developer(s)X.Org Foundation
Initial releaseOctober 1988; 33 years ago (1988-10)
Stable release
1.1.12 / March 2, 2019; 2 years ago (2019-03-02)[1]
Repository
Written inC, C++
TypeX display manager
LicenseMIT License

XDM (in full, the X 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.

See also

References

  1. ^ Coopersmith, Alan (2019-03-02). "xdm 1.1.12". xorg-announce. Retrieved 2019-03-03.