PolicyKit-authentication-agents in Fedora
christoph.wickert at googlemail.com
Wed Apr 14 08:47:12 UTC 2010
Am Mittwoch, den 14.04.2010, 10:25 +0200 schrieb Jaroslav Reznik:
> Hi Matthias.
> We were discussing polkit agent reorganization @ our kde sig meeting -
> cwickert joined us too .
> Could you clarify autostart of the agent? I agree it should be task for
> desktop as it's now core component and I don't see need for users to change
> this configuration.
I do. Xfce for example has no agent ATM, so users should be free to
choose ether polkit-gnome or lxpolkit. This could be easily done it we
allowed installing them individually. The choice which one is started
could be easily done graphically in the session properties.
If I understood Matthias correctly he wants the desktop to autostart the
agent and have it hardcoded somewhere. IMHO this is a step in the wrong
direction as it takes the user the freedom to decide what he wants to
> But other question is - what about desktops without own
> polkit or even standalone wms? Another point is autostart desktop file - if the
> agent is going to be started by autostart desktop file, this autostart belongs
> to agent and should be distributed together in the agent package.
> Could be
> ShowOnlyIn option considered as the correct way to achieve no autostarting in
> other desktops?
IMO yes. And IMO we still need packages that use polkit require
PolicyKit-authentication-agent because otherwise a user of say openbox
or icewm wont get a working package.
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