F21 Self Contained Change: SDDM as the default KDE display manager instead of KDM

Ian Malone ibmalone at gmail.com
Tue Apr 15 07:22:23 UTC 2014

On 14 April 2014 14:40, Jaroslav Reznik <jreznik at redhat.com> wrote:
> = Proposed Self Contained Change: SDDM as the default KDE display manager
> instead of KDM =
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/SDDMinsteadOfKDM
> 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
> maintainer.
> 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
> of KDM
> ** (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)
> _______________________________________________

Does scope need to include a specific plan to deal with this bug:
since failure to login is worse than any bug in KDM?


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