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Re: Dropping Base X group? [Was: Re: KDE logout options with F8]



Patrice Dumas <pertusus <at> free.fr> writes:
> device since X is all about hiding the hardware. I am currently
> discussing that with the xdm upstream maintainer, did you contact the
> kde upstream for the patch inclusion?

Yes: http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=147790

The KDM maintainer rejected it. :-( For pretty unconvincing reasons at that: he 
doesn't agree with the design (but it's the one which is advocated by the 
ConsoleKit developers and which would allow implementing true fast user 
switching in KDM later) and he doesn't want GPL (as opposed to X11-licensed) 
code in the KDM backend (which makes no sense because the frontend is already 
GPL and because merges back to XDM aren't going to happen anyway, because as 
you said, the code has diverged a lot). (Part of the code is GPL because it's 
derived from the GDM implementation.)

That said, several other distributions picked it up, for example in OpenSUSE, 
it was applied to their packages by none other than Dirk Müller, the upstream 
KDE release manager.

        Kevin Kofler


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