I have been reading about SLiM and am wondering if I were to install it in ubuntu 11.10 if it is compatible or if it would cause serious issues?
Slim hasn't seen any update since September 2005. It may work for sessions that haven't changed since then but it has the following shortcomings:
- Does not initialize policykit
- Does not unlock the seahorse or gnupg key vaults
- Does not start any DBus-related things
In short, if you are going to use desktops in the range of twm, windowmaker, openbox, it surely is a lightweight choice but you will witness serious degradation if you are headed for gnome, kde, unity or xfce.