Reviving lightdm-kde-greeter upstream

Anton Golubev golubevan at
Tue Nov 28 06:45:11 GMT 2023

It would hardly be convenient for me to maintain several similar 
repositories in parallel, so if it is located in the KDE infrastructure, 
I will commit there for sure.

But could you please specify more precisely where the requirement to 
"kill" forks is described? It seems that I looked through the entire 
tree of links that drop down to the one you specified, and did not find 
any prohibitions. And the GPL* license does not seem to prohibit the 
existence of forks.

This is important because in particular [1] is a special repository with 
instructions for building packages into an ALT repository, "Sisyphus" 
(located in the .gear folder), and it must continue to exist in some 
form. If the project develops inside KDE, will I be able to merge the 
changes back to [1]?

On 11/25/23 02:14, Albert Astals Cid wrote:
> El dimecres, 22 de novembre de 2023, a les 9:48:21 (CET), Anton Golubev va
> escriure:
>> Hello!
>> I am involved in the development of the ALT Linux distribution. Some
>> time ago we started developing the lightdm-kde-greeter fork and I am
>> currently maintaining it[1]. I also push it on gitlab[2]. In addition to
>> porting to Qt5, some features have been added, such as choosing a
>> keyboard layout and connecting to the network. This greeter is currently
>> used by default in our KDE-based builds.
>> I was given the idea to revive this project in the upstream[3].
>> Personally, I like the idea, and might look into it if someone else
>> finds it useful, and I will be given appropriate access.
> Since you don't seem to be a KDE devel just yet this would probably have to go
> through the program.
> Have you read specially the parts that say you'd
> have to "kill" your forks in [1] and [2] ?
> Cheers,
>    Albert
>> Regards,
>> [1]:
>> [2]:
>> [3]:

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