Bug 1250204 - Enable two fedora themes, allowing user selector as default
Summary: Enable two fedora themes, allowing user selector as default
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: sddm
Version: 23
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Rex Dieter
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: F23Target-kde
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2015-08-04 18:02 UTC by Helio Chissini de Castro
Modified: 2015-08-15 02:23 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

Fixed In Version: sddm-0.11.0-1.fc23
Doc Type: Enhancement
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Last Closed: 2015-08-15 02:23:33 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Helio Chissini de Castro 2015-08-04 18:02:31 UTC
As a first entry login manager current sddm theme in Fedora 22 is not a non tech user easy entry.

As pointed on recent phoronix article, one of the low points on Fedora Plasma desktop is the login manager. 

As a common user, is basically not intuitive enter a login name and password.
For a computer regular user, this is a no brain.

So the proposal is make default plasma sddm theme as default, changing artwork to fedora standard, but using the user selection.

At same time, a power user that needs deal with several users and systems on network logins, have the current user + login dialog to change, if the user selection is not suitable for their needs.

The rational side of this is, a power user or sysadmin knows how to change and even decide best strategies for the machine, but a new user, coming to Linux, will just don't know how to deal, considering that in all other operational systems or in GDM it has a entry user image point.

Comment 1 Kevin Kofler 2015-08-04 18:11:19 UTC
So in short, we'd have one Fedora theme with user list (reskinned upstream Plasma default) and one without (current theme reskinned/updated for F23)? That makes sense.

Comment 2 Rex Dieter 2015-08-06 17:43:51 UTC
Working on this today, while updating to sddm-0.11 (part of bug #1209689).

The userlist variant I am using intially is simply the sddm 'breeze' theme, with standard fedora wallpaper swapped in.  Creating a sddm-breeze subpkg from plasma-workspace to contain it.

Comment 3 Fedora Blocker Bugs Application 2015-08-06 19:41:26 UTC
Proposed as a Freeze Exception for 23-alpha by Fedora user rdieter using the blocker tracking app because:

 Polished F23 sddm theme artwork (the existing theme works, but has received a fair amount of criticism for lacking polish, this one is much nicer)

Comment 4 Rex Dieter 2015-08-06 19:45:22 UTC
Once this lands in updates-testing, to test this (assuming you have sddm installed and enabled already):

dnf --enablerepo=updates-testing install sddm sddm-breeze

and reboot, you should see the nice new userlist-enable breeze-inspired theme.

Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2015-08-07 01:55:54 UTC
sddm-0.11.0-1.fc23,plasma-workspace-5.3.2-10.fc23 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 23.

Comment 6 Adam Williamson 2015-08-07 22:11:43 UTC
No point having this proposed as an Alpha FE now Alpha has been approved.

Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2015-08-08 16:19:58 UTC
Package sddm-0.11.0-1.fc23, plasma-workspace-5.3.2-10.fc23:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 23 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing sddm-0.11.0-1.fc23 plasma-workspace-5.3.2-10.fc23'
as soon as you are able to.
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Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2015-08-15 02:23:33 UTC
sddm-0.11.0-1.fc23, plasma-workspace-5.3.2-10.fc23 has been pushed to the Fedora 23 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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