PolicyKit authentication agent changes

Bill Nottingham notting at redhat.com
Mon Feb 28 17:02:02 UTC 2011

Christoph Wickert (christoph.wickert at googlemail.com) said: 
> > anything at all. 
> Please try to look beyond the rim of your KDE teacup for a moment. What
> about the DEs / WMs that do not provide a polkit agent? Shouldn't we
> make things like virt-manager just work in *every* environment?
> > IMHO, PolicyKit authentication should just be considered a 
> > basic desktop service which is present in ANY GUI desktop, it's up to the 
> > desktop environment to Require the proper agent (and up to there, I 
> > definitely agree with Matthias). In fact, kdebase-workspace already 
> > Requires: polkit-kde.
> Again you are arguing from the POV of a full featured DE. Take Xfce for
> example: It is a very complete environment but still lacks a polkit
> agent.

Then it should provide one (even if it's co-opting someone else's), if
it wants to run modern polkit-using apps.

If you're reimplementing the desktop stack... sometimes you have
to reimplement things. It's a fact of life.


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