Bug#599813: release-notes: GNOME additions for the release notes
the following needs to be added to the release notes concerning GNOME.
1) You need to restart your session after the upgrades, otherwise
applications will start crashing. See #550313.
2) Systems upgraded from lenny will keep GDM 2.20 installed. This
version will still be maintained for the squeeze cycle but it is the
last release to do so. Systems newly installed will get GDM 2.30
instead. You can upgrade it by installing the "gdm3" package - only do
so with only one GNOME session open, or from the console. Settings will
not be migrated, but for a usual desktop system this action is enough.
3) (Not GNOME-specific, but still.) Specific permissions on devices are
granted automatically to the user currently logged on physically to the
system: video and audio devices, network roaming, power management,
device mounting. The cdrom, floppy, audio, video, plugdev and powerdev
groups are no longer useful. See the ConsoleKit documentation for more
4) Most graphical programs requiring root permissions now rely on
PolicyKit to do so, instead of gksu. The recommended way to give a user
administrative rights is to add it to the "sudo" group.
5) (Pending fix of #530024.) If there is only one network interface
configured using DHCP, which is the usual case for desktop systems, it
will be handled by NetworkManager instead of ifupdown. Therefore the
usual ifup and ifdown commands will not work. Instead, the interface can
be managed using the NetworkManager frontends. See the NM documentation
for more information.
[ 6) Something has to be said about the Evolution upgrade. However it is
still being worked on to be a bit smoother, so it will wait. ]