Switching from KDM to LightDM login manager
As it is possible to compile
kde-workspace without KDM using a cmake parameter , we can replace the default KDE login manager (KDM) with others, namely LightDM that has improved its KDE support dramatically lately.
- Smaller code base
- In comparison, KDM contains major portion of code of XDM which means the backend is basically pure C communicating with the C++/Qt frontend.
- Better performance (according to their presentation, my experince so far is not that great - mbriza) and "light"
- I just tested this in Fedora 18 and I'm quite skeptical regarding this as booting the system with KDM took about 730MB of RAM and with LightDM it was 770MB
- Simpler API for creating greeters
- Powermanagement is present
- Although it is present, is it really a pro as we'll be adding an other powermanager separated from PowerDevil? The settings would differ or would need to be propagated
- Multi-head support is better - Prompt is displayed on the screen where the mouse cursor is
- solved: Switching users in KDE is not possible. 
- Dependency on glib
What needs to be done:
- Add the conditional KDM inclusion parameter to
kde-settingsnot to ship KDM settings
- http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/LightDM official web
- http://www.sharpley.org.uk/node contains release info and interesting discussions (unfortunately there are no tags to filter the articles)
- http://lists.kde.org/?l=kde-core-devel&m=130799230315640 a quite lenghty thread comparing KDM to LightDM in the KDE-core-devel mailing list
- http://mjg59.livejournal.com/136274.html An article describing why it maybe is not such a good idea to switch to LightDM