KDM plans and lightDM

todd rme toddrme2178 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 15 16:37:14 BST 2011

On Wed, Jun 15, 2011 at 12:08 PM, Alex Fiestas <afiestas at kde.org> wrote:
> On Wednesday, June 15, 2011 08:20:35 AM todd rme wrote:
>> There seems to be an implicit assumption here that if we are going to
>> go the cross-desktop route it would have to be LightDM that we pick.
>> But if KDM is already pluggable enough that you can easily rip out the
>> GUI and write and entire new one from scratch, and (as best as I can
>> tell) already hs most of the features lightDM wants to add, why
>> shouldn't we basing the cross-desktop DM on KDM instead of LightDM?
> Because at least until I sent the email, everybody thought that KDM was in
> "maintenance" mode, meaning only bug fixing. lightDM instead is kick'in hard
> and is trying to be cross-platform as possible and they're at least
> advertising it as such.
> Also, to make something cross-platform you need developers wanting to do the
> job, willing to give support etc. Are KDM developers available for that? I'm
> truly wondering it don't take my words as retorical or something like that.

There are apparently people willing to implement KDE support in
LightDM, so why don't they instead improve KDM?  Why should they be
putting their effort into an immature project instead of a mature one?


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