[RFC] Merging LightDM into KDE Workspaces (forwarded from plasma-devel)

Sune Vuorela nospam at vuorela.dk
Wed Aug 22 21:44:00 BST 2012

On 2012-08-22, David Edmundson <david at davidedmundson.co.uk> wrote:
> release. This isn't a decision forced by Canonical, they just think
> it's better, though obviously it helps that the backend is already
> tested on Ubuntu. Other distributions have also expressed an interest,

Is LightDM a canonical project? one that is covered by the license
agreement htat several high profile kde developers have refused to sign?

I remember the adventure with dbusmenu-qt, a canonical project, wasn't
too pleasant because of that.

> obviously I do feel mine is better. What I would like to do is discuss
> moving LightDM into KDE workspaces _alongside_ KDM and making
> compiling KDM optional, but keeping it enabled by default.

>From my personal view and as a packager, I would say "we only need *one*
display manager in the workspace". So, if lightdm comes, then KDM must
go in my opinion.

> Features KDM has that are still missing in LightDM-KDE
>  - ability to switch X sessions
>  - connect to remote XDMCP sessions
>  - Get hot new stuff/theme installer
>  - Ability to reboot into a different grub entry(not that that
> actually works for me)

> What's coming in the future:
>  - everything important KDM has :)

Which of the above bits is not important?


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