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

David Edmundson david at davidedmundson.co.uk
Wed Aug 22 23:54:12 BST 2012

On Wed, Aug 22, 2012 at 9:50 PM, Albert Astals Cid <aacid at kde.org> wrote:
> El Dimecres, 22 d'agost de 2012, a les 13:58:57, David Edmundson va escriure:
>> As you're all probably aware I've been working on a new login manager
>> for KDE [1]. Currently known as LightDM-KDE, named as it is based on
>> the display manager backend LightDM [2].
> How's the upstream of ligthdm? Have you worked with them? Do you feel it's an
> upstream open to our needs?
The entire Qt bindings for LightDM are written by me and are
"upstream". I've worked with Robert Ancell a lot (the main developer
upstream) he's absolutely awesome. There have been some API changes in
the past based on my comments.

Being honest, their mailing list and official communication channels
are a bit poor, especially about upcoming plans, however that's true
of almost every upstream. From my personal experience easily more open
than Collabora and Telepathy.

They have a solid review process, no-one commits without a review and
anyone is eligible to submit something to review. I can even review
said patches with my LightDM-upstream hat on if I wanted to.


> Cheers,
>   Albert

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