[brainstorm] A kind of Solid for low-level software, one more KDE pillar

BrĂ¡ulio Barros de Oliveira brauliobo at gmail.com
Sat Jul 19 04:10:23 BST 2008

Yeah, you are right.
But what if we had a multiplatform library that could do the kdm functions
(auth, user switch, etc)?

On Fri, Jul 18, 2008 at 3:26 PM, Alex Merry <huntedhacker at tiscali.co.uk>

> On Thursday 17 July 2008 09:29:13 BrĂ¡ulio Barros de Oliveira wrote:
> > After looking to KDM's and related and I saw there is a many things that
> > could go to multiplatform paradigm present in KDE4.
> > When I saw KDM inspecting directly to linux proc and parsing it files'
> > strings, that has no standard format, I became sad that its was a so
> > low-level access and so platform-dependent.
> KDM is kind of a special case, as I understand it.  The backend is based on
> XDM and is modified on the basis that, in theory at least, the code could
> be
> merged back into XDM.  As a result, it can't use things like Qt or the KDE
> libraries, which is where most of our nice abstractions come from.
> Also, KDM only needs to work on unices - MacOS and Windows have their own
> login managers.
> Alex
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