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Warn against usage?

On the #archlinux IRC Channel, sometimes users come in having problems with Slim. The response/advice is usually to switch to another DM. The channel factoid !slim states: "Don’t use it. It doesn’t play nicely with systemd, in part due to not being aware of sessions. It’s broken and has bugs that upstream refuses to fix."

I wonder how true this is, and if we should put up a Warning with this text on top of the article. Bwid (talk) 08:46, 13 September 2014 (UTC)

The #archlinux channel "warns" against a host of other software, including netctl, so you'd have to review all bot queries (anyone can add them as far as I know) and check them for factual accuracy... -- Alad (talk) 09:03, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
The factoid was created by demize, who is part of the channel op team. I'll see if i can ask for details.
$ strcpy | !factinfo slim
$ phrik  | slim: Created by demize on 12:30 PM, May 25, 2014.
Even without evidence about technical concerns, here are facts which look to me might be enough to give some warning against its usage:
  • While there is a sourceforge project page, there doesn't seem to be much on it besides the download (no bug tracker and no link to VCS)
  • The linked Project-Homepage (http://slim.berlios.de/) is down. It has been for a while. I can't remember exactly how long it was when i last check. We can just wait 1-2 months, and then check again if anything has changed in that regard.
  • Last entry in ChangeLog 2013.10.01. Compare that to lxde, which has a public git repository with 7 entries in the log in 2014.
Bwid (talk) 10:15, 13 September 2014 (UTC)