Friday, 23 June 2017

Re: Ubuntu Desktop transition from LightDM to GDM

On Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 11:22 AM, Ken VanDine <> wrote:
> Ubuntu Desktop will be switching from LightDM to GDM for 17.10. I'm working
> on handling that transition and trying to sort out the best solution for
> upgraders that won't negatively impact other flavors.
> The initial plan was to drop the current prompt when configuring the package
> to select which DM to use by default and just switch current lightdm users
> to gdm3. This would only affect users that have both lightdm and gdm3
> installed, but I can see cases where users may have that today. For
> example an Ubuntu MATE user that has also installed gnome-shell, would have
> both lightdm and gdm3 installed. Most of the flavors are using lightdm and
> as far as I know aren't planning to switch to GDM at this time.
> We could use a maintainer script to switch the default to gdm3 on upgrade
> only if ubuntu-session is installed, this would further reduce the impact.
> Thoughts, concerns or suggestions all appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Ken
> --
> Ubuntu - "I am what I am because of who we all are"

Hi Ken, my concern is for Kubuntu, where we've been using SDDM for
quite awhile. However, some of our users also have Unity, GNOME, MATE,
Budgie etc. sessions installed as well.

When will this change drop? In time for Alpha 1 testing?

Valorie, Kubuntu RM

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