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

Martin Gräßlin mgraesslin at kde.org
Thu Aug 23 07:01:53 BST 2012

On Wednesday 22 August 2012 20:44:00 Sune Vuorela wrote:
> 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.
No, LightDM-KDE and KDM solve different problems. KDM is a full-blown display 
manager while LightDM-KDE is just the greeter for LightDM - a display manager 
not part of the KDE Plasma Workspaces.

These two projects serve different needs and are not competitive (even if they 
were I want to point out that we also ship two file managers). At the moment 
including LightDM-KDE just means that we make it an alternative distributions 
can use.

We btw already discussed that on the plasma mailinglist and so far all agreed 
that it does not have to replace KDM and that those two can be shipped 

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