SDDM Is The Recommended Display Manager Of KDE Plasma 5

Written by Michael Larabel in KDE on 3 November 2014 at 10:38 AM EST. 11 Comments
For those wondering about display/log-in managers for KDE's Plasma 5, KDM was dropped.

While LightDM remains a popular display manager choice, KDE developers decided for Plasma 5 that the recommended choice is using SDDM.

SDDM has a relatively short history but is a lightweight, QML-based display manager. The first SDDM release was just in March of 2013. Besides interest from KDE developers, SDDM is also supported by the Hawaii/Maui desktop project.

The new display manager interface for SDDM is shipped as part of the new plasma-workspace. There's also a configuration module for SystemSettings that will be part of the KDE Plasma 5.2 release. While SDDM is the recommended manager, Plasma will remain compatible with other display managers.

Find out more details via David Edmundson's blog.
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