KDM plans and lightDM

Nuno Pinheiro nuno.pinheiro at kdab.com
Wed Jun 15 17:39:55 BST 2011

A Quarta, 15 de Junho de 2011 17:11:27 Martin Gräßlin você escreveu:
> 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
> b) KDE Plasma won't accept lightDM
> which renders lightDM to be used only by Ubuntu and not even by Kubuntu if
> they stick to their "we ship what upstream ships".
> I think it would be pretty sad if the workspace community would become
> split due to such issues.
> 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.

> Cheers
> Martin

Nuno Pinheiro | nuno.pinheiro at kdab.com | UI Designer 
Klarälvdalens Datakonsult AB, a KDAB Group company
KDAB - Qt Experts - Platform-independent software solutions
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