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FS#52472 - [sddm] Package description missing wayland!

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Munzir Taha (munzirtaha) - Tuesday, 10 January 2017, 13:50 GMT
Last edited by Antonio Rojas (arojas) - Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 19:08 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To Antonio Rojas (arojas)
Felix Yan (felixonmars)
Architecture All
Severity Very Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


The package description for sddm currently shows

QML based X11 display manager

Whereas sddm supports wayland according to and the official description is:

QML based X11 and Wayland display manager

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Closed by  Antonio Rojas (arojas)
Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 19:08 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  sddm 0.14.0-3
Comment by Antonio Rojas (arojas) - Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 07:32 GMT
Even though this is the upstream description, I find it confusing because it suggests that sddm itself supports running on Wayland, which isn't true. So -1 from me.
Comment by Munzir Taha (munzirtaha) - Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 21:37 GMT
My understanding is mentioning Wayland means sddm allow wayland sessions to run as well as X11 because not all display managers currently allow you to run wayland. There is some development done in sddm to allow it to run wayland. If your argument is neither X11 nor wayland should be mentioned, that's fine but using over the other let me feel there is something wrong. Beside Arch Linux is always about keeping upstream as it is and if there is something wrong upstream, it should be filed there. Though this is very trivial, I came across it when I bravely insanely thought about removing all X11-related packages and test with wayland only ;)