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.

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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 me (not verified)

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.

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 tom100 (not verified)

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

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).

OK, thanks for the clarification.