PolicyKit-authentication-agents in Fedora

Adam Williamson awilliam at redhat.com
Thu Apr 8 21:02:52 UTC 2010

On Thu, 2010-04-08 at 20:13 +0200, Christoph Wickert wrote:
> Am Donnerstag, den 08.04.2010, 13:37 -0400 schrieb Bill Nottingham:
> > 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.
> So far there are no problems, but when GConf2 or others get pulled in,
> we might get into trouble. People are not using a lightweight WM in
> order to install half of GNOME.

Is there any particular reason polkit-gnome-authentication-agent
couldn't be polkit-gtk-authentication-agent instead, and explicitly be
designed to be GNOME dependency-free and hence suitable for other
GTK-ish desktops? It seems a bit odd to mushroom off three different
implementations of what's really a fairly simple widget...
Adam Williamson
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