This week in KDE: SDDM

This week SDDM–the venerable login manager used by KDE and some other DEs–finally got a new release after two and a half years! This work was pushed through by a variety of KDE contributors, notably Aleix Pol Gonzalez, Fabian Vogt, David Edmundson, and Harald Sitter. At this point they contribute the overwhelming majority of changes and have effectively taken over the SDDM project. Because of this, we’re going to bring SDDM closer and incubate it in KDE for Plasma 6! Once completed, this project will see SDDM release at the same time as Plasma and use Plasma technologies to add many new features, such as management of network and Bluetooth devices on the login screen, and tighter integration with user settings.

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