KDM plans and lightDM

Alex Fiestas afiestas at kde.org
Wed Jun 15 17:33:37 BST 2011

On Wednesday, June 15, 2011 05:43:44 PM Martin Gräßlin wrote:
> On Wednesday 15 June 2011 12:22:10 Alex Fiestas wrote:
> > But right now: (Once again this is what I see from outside:)
> > -KDM developers have no plans
> This seems incorrect, given Shaun's work on Plasma - and after the
> discussion in this thread this should be known by now.
Having somebody working on something doesn't make it a plan.

> > -KDM maintainer has no time
> Wouldn't it be an idea to get manpower on KDM? Maybe a better idea than to
> invest time in lightDM...
Maybe, though lightDM work is almost only about high level stuff, for some 
people that's funniest.

> So my suggestion: let's stop discussing about lightDM and evaluate what we
> have and what we need. Let's do it properly and honestly. Then let's look
> what can be done in KDM and how we can shuffle resources there. And only
> iff that does not work, let's discuss a different DM. And also let's think
> about the future. Developing a new DM for X when we are about to switch to
> Wayland makes me want to move my palm against my head ;-)
> To me this whole issue was unknown until the thread was started and that
> most likely means that it has not been raised on the appropriate
> mailinglists. I don't know if it has been raised towards Ossi, but if he
> does not have the time there is always the option to bring the discussion
> to the plasma mailing list (where you can mostly find all Workspace
> interested developers) or on this list here. Though as it is workspace
> related, Plasma should be the first choice.
Agreed, maybe we can organize a Microsoft Skype meeting or something? IRC has 
little bandwidth for these discussions imho.


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