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



On Thu, Jan 10, 2008 at 08:57:07PM +0000, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> 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.)

I think he is right on one point, libck-connector should be used instead 
of picking the gdm code, it is under the MIT, and it is better to use a 
lib to reuse code instead of cut and paste. gdm should certainly also 
use libck-connector.

--
Pat


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