PolicyKit-authentication-agents in Fedora

Bill Nottingham notting at redhat.com
Thu Apr 8 17:37:44 UTC 2010

Christoph Wickert (christoph.wickert at googlemail.com) said: 
> Suggestion:
> GNOME and KDE use their agents, everything else, for example window
> managers like icewm or openbox, gets lxpolkit.

I'd honestly prefer they use the GNOME one (maintained closer to the
source, etc.) unless there are speicfic problems with it.

> Rationale:
>      2. lxpolkit is the smallest package.

20k of code vs 70k of code? Is that really something worth caring about?
(Yes, the GNOME PK agent ends up being about 300k installed, but given
that it's translated into 30+ languages as opposed to lxpolkit's < 10...)

>      3. lxpolkit will be pulled in anyway due to the shortest name.

That's not a useful decision rationale.


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