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

Martin Briza mbriza at redhat.com
Tue Apr 15 08:00:20 UTC 2014

On Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:22:23 +0200, Ian Malone <ibmalone at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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
>> SDDM.
>> == 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:
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1034414
> since failure to login is worse than any bug in KDM?

I can add it, you're right this is an important task before we can ship  
the DM.

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