The upcoming 2.2 release of our lightdm greeter includes a lot of under-the-hood changes aimed at improving stability and security. There are many bug fixes for the default themes included as well. Because of the amount of changes to the underlying code, I’d like to have some testers check it out before releasing it to everyone. Anyone who has time to test it can do so by installing the
lightdm-webkit2-greeter-next package from our staging repo.
While I don’t expect there will be any major issues, I still would only recommend testing the greeter if you are comfortable on the command line (in the unlikely event that something goes wrong)