KDM plans and lightDM

Alex Fiestas afiestas at kde.org
Mon Jun 13 20:10:36 BST 2011

Hi there

Today something happened to me again, I turn on my laptop at the begining of a 
meeting and when I needed it the battery was over because the laptop didn't 
went to suspension (as I'm used). 

That makes me wonder what are the plans for KDM in this and other regards 
since I haven't seen much activity on it (apart from bugfixing).

Also, since the last Ubuntu Development Summit I started to look into 
lightDM[1] as a possible alternative (at least for my use), I event managed to 
patch kdisplaymanager.cpp to play nice with it.

I'm not an expert on Display Managers so I can't really tell if lightDM is 
good enough (or will be good enough) to replace KDM. When I asked to some 
distribution people the first thing they told me is: "Does it support XDMCP?" 
and I don't know even what XDMCP is...

So, what are the plans for KDM? can we expect some power management 
integration? and plymouth?

For the experts: Does lightDM feel nice as a cross-desktop solution? is it 
good enough?


[1] http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/LightDM

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