[LightDM] Hard dependency on AccountsService

Robert Ancell robert.ancell at gmail.com
Wed Aug 17 18:14:07 PDT 2011

Hi all,

Currently LightDM supports both legacy password/preferences (pwd.h and
.dmrc) and AccountsService
(http://cgit.freedesktop.org/accountsservice/).  AccountsService is a
relatively new D-Bus service that was started in January 2010 that
wraps up user information into a D-Bus service and abstracts away
account manipulation.

I think AccountsService is a really great piece of software and I'd
like to see it widely adopted and LightDM have a hard dependency on
it.  The question is:  if you are a consumer or potential consumer of
LightDM is this an issue?

GNOME - developed from GNOME, so not a blocker
KDE - ?
Oracle - ?
LXDE - ?
XFCE - ?
Elementary - ?
Other - ?


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