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Re: KDE logout options with F8



Matthias Clasen <mclasen <at> redhat.com> writes:
> Sure, here you go: a display manager is a security sensitive piece of
> code. Shipping multiple just because their names start with a letter you
> don't like is not a smart move, because you end up doing twice the
> security errata. 

Please don't make up excuses to fight the desires of the KDE SIG. The fact is:
* The KDE spin already defaults to KDM. This is not a mistake, but an 
intentional decision.
* As far as I know, the KDE SIG members who expressed an opinion on this issue 
all want KDM as the default for KDE on the DVD too.
* I'm definitely one of these.
* Rex Dieter, who started that whole KDE SIG, wants that, too. See the October 
9 meeting log: http://repo.calcforge.org/temp/fedora-kde-sig-2007-10-09.txt

Now how to implement this technically is another issue (I don't see what's the 
big problem with having XDM in Base X and GDM/KDM in the respective desktop 
environment groups, but there's surely other solutions too!), but saying KDM is 
not desirable at all is something we don't agree to.

As for the security errata in KDM, this is our (KDE SIG) responsibility and we 
always take care of those errata, so I don't see how that would be a burden on 
the distro.

        Kevin Kofler


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