F21 Self Contained Change: SDDM as the default KDE display manager instead of KDM
jreznik at redhat.com
Mon Apr 14 13:40:12 UTC 2014
= Proposed Self Contained Change: SDDM as the default KDE display manager
instead of KDM =
Change owner(s): Martin Briza <mbriza at redhat.com> & KDE SIG
Retire KDM as the default display manager of the KDE Fedora Spin in favor of
== Detailed Description ==
As described in many articles and discussions, KDM is nearing its end of life
and it's time we decided upon the successor.
I'm proposing to switch to SDDM, which is a new project that suits our needs
perfectly despite its immaturity:
As of July 2013, KDM's maintenance consists of bugfixes for the most painful
bugs, consisting of only about 20 actual commits to the repository in last two
years (excluding translation, themes and merges), adding many new features
would require major changes to a lot of the code and there is no active
SDDM is written in C++11/Qt5 (compared to the bits of XDM in KDM), compilable
against Qt4, supports QtQuick theming and its upstream is quite active.
Compared to the current DM, KDM, it currently lacks a few features (such as
XDMCP) but adds some other ones (QtQuick themes) or is currently adding them
(Keyboard layout switching in the greeter).
== Scope ==
* Proposal owners:
** Create sddm and sddm-kcm packages.
** Change kde-settings and the spin-kickstarts to provide SDDM package instead
** (eventually) exclude KDM from the kde-workspace package
* Other developers: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
* Release engineering: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
* Policies and guidelines: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
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