On Fri, 2015-10-30 at 11:41 -0400, John Dulaney wrote:
As Halfline points out, the decision needs to be made whether to
gui applications to be run as root. I figured I'd bring this up for
discussion in the hopes that a decision may be made whether or not to
Anyone running any X (or wayland) application as root in their desktop
session is completely bonkers and deserves every consequence of their
In the instance that the decision is made to not allow gui
root access, then we will also need to figure out a sane way to have
applications that require more than the usual set of user priviledges to
continue to work across multiple compositors and window managers that
may or may not have the necessary authentication agents built-in.
Like Bastien said, we've had this for ages. Typically people resist
the solutions here because they consider it "bloat" or "unnecessary
complexity"; the irony is not lost on me.