PolicyKit-authentication-agents in Fedora

Matthias Clasen mclasen at redhat.com
Fri Apr 9 01:05:17 UTC 2010

On Thu, 2010-04-08 at 15:38 -0700, Adam Williamson wrote:
> On Thu, 2010-04-08 at 17:56 -0400, Matthias Clasen wrote:
> > Just what do you want to strip out here ?
> Nothing; Christoph indicated his worry was not about current deps but
> future ones, and my suggestion was just that the agent make an explicit
> commitment to restricting itself to GTK+-level, not GNOME-level, deps
> for the foreseeable future, so other desktops could choose it without
> fear its deps may grow.

I don't think that is reasonable at all. Dependencies are not added just
because we enjoy bloating our stack, but because they add functionality
that we deem useful. 

Fear of future dependencies is a crazy reason to preemptively
reimplement something. If and when polkit-gnome grows a dependency that
you consider unacceptable, that is the right time to voice that concern,
and, in the worst case, consider forking off your own implementation. 

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