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

Thomas Lübking thomas.luebking at gmail.com
Tue Aug 28 00:17:03 BST 2012

Am 28.08.2012, 00:25 Uhr, schrieb Martin Sandsmark  
<martin.sandsmark at kde.org>:

> On Wed, Aug 22, 2012 at 01:58:57PM +0100, David Edmundson wrote:
>> Features LightDM-KDE has that KDM does not:
>>  - Guest support login
> What does the DM have to do with this?

David Edmundson schrieb
> On Thu, Aug 23, 2012 at 2:04 PM, Thomas Lübking wrote:
>> Sorry, this is certainly too much in details, but what is that
>>> Features LightDM-KDE has that KDM does not:
>>>  - Guest support login
>>  supposed to be?
>>  I mean, either there's a guest account on the machine or there's not.
>> If you intend to sell a DM which runtime injects accounts or so, you  
>> just
>> lost a customer ;-P
>  It "injects" accounts. The part that does this is mostly in the
> downstream packaging. Also you can uncheck the box "allow guest" in
> the GUII don't /think/ it's on by default in our code, but Ubuntu  
> packaging
> turns it on.

To me it sounds as if the package contains a postinstall script to  
"useradd guest" for a pwdless login.
I cannot say to really appreciate such "feature" :-\

>>  - Ability to make customisations such as changing the background
>> without having to edit XML
> Isn't the kdm config file just a simple .ini file?

He's talking about the xml greeter.


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