KDE Commit-Digest for 12th January 2014

In this week's KDE Commit-Digest:

  • KDM has been removed
  • KDE-PIM improves the attachment editor; better ability to switch between inline and linked attachments, allows undo/redo archive mail
  • Skrooge adds options in "Income & Expenditure" dashboard widget
  • Nepomuk adds Baloo migrator
  • KGeography porting to KF5 in progress
  • Bug fixes in KDevelop and more.

Read the rest of the Digest here.


It doesn't seem to be in the commit message - what's the chosen replacement for KDM? I know there has been a lot of talk about LightDM, perhaps that is it...?

By Paul Eggleton at Mon, 2014/02/10 - 9:52am

Interesting question. Just putting "Removed KDM" into a commit digest without any further explanation seems weird to me. It's not like KDM is a minor, unimportant part of the system.

By me at Tue, 2014/02/11 - 11:51am

This article is a news flash about the full Commit Digest, which is "a weekly overview of the development activity in KDE." A little poking around reveals more about KDM and SDDM. Someone may be by later to explain further.

By Carl Symons at Tue, 2014/02/11 - 3:53pm

... or SDDM.
AFAIK there is no decision yet.

By tom100 at Tue, 2014/02/11 - 12:48pm

There is not yet a chosen replacement, but any login manager can be used. The currently most promising options are LightDM and SDDM. We've investigated the situation during a recent sprint, and briefly discussed the result on the Plasma mailinglist, you can find the thread here.

Not having kdm on top of Frameworks 5 is not an immediate problem (of course one can still use KDM from KDE SC 4.x).

By Sebastian Kügler at Tue, 2014/02/11 - 4:01pm

OK, thanks for the clarification.

By Paul Eggleton at Thu, 2014/02/13 - 9:36am