KDM plans and lightDM

Alex Fiestas afiestas at kde.org
Wed Jun 15 17:29:46 BST 2011

On Wednesday, June 15, 2011 06:11:27 PM Martin Gräßlin wrote:
> On Wednesday 15 June 2011 17:46:08 Alex Fiestas wrote:
> > On Wednesday, June 15, 2011 05:37:14 PM todd rme wrote:
> > > 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?
> > 
> > Because they're motivated to work on LightDM and not in KDM, new is
> > always attractive.
> Of course everybody is free to spend his time on whatever he wants. But  I
> consider this as kind of a pity given that it looks like
> a) GNOME won't accept lightDM
They are not going to accept it as GNOME module.
> b) KDE Plasma won't accept lightDM
You don't have to since nobody propossed to drop KDM in favor of lightDM.

> I think it would be pretty sad if the workspace community would become split
> due to such issues.
I don't see any split, I see 2 guys working on 2 projects not the entire 
workspace community.

> And just as something to remind: there was a time when Lubos seriously
> thought about dropping KWin in favor of Compiz, because it was the new cool
> kid on the block. Look at what we have today and where Compiz is today
> (including their history). Would that have been a wise decision to drop
> KWin? Not always is cool and new better than old, stable and feature rich.
Agree 100%, though KWin had Lubos, now I know that KDM has SHaun Reich and 
Ossi, didn't know that before.

Please, don't close yourself saying "LightDM is rejected by Plasma team" 
because plasma has nothing to reject here, if lightDM team does well the work 
then would be lovely to have support for it as we support many others NIH 

And once again just to be 100% crystal clear, NOBODY is saying let's rm -rf 
KDM and put lightDM instead...

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