Re: [PROPOSAL] 'Change Password GUI'
- From: Carlos Garnacho <carlosg gnome org>
- To: Christopher James Lahey <clahey ximian com>
- Cc: shakti <shprasad novell com>, Diego Gonzalez <diego pemas net>, desktop-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: [PROPOSAL] 'Change Password GUI'
- Date: Tue, 24 May 2005 01:30:54 +0200
On Fri, 2005-05-20 at 14:03 -0400, Christopher James Lahey wrote:
> On Thu, 2005-05-19 at 17:04 +0200, Carlos Garnacho wrote:
> > Aha! I'll sue you! :), now seriously, it might be worth to have a look at
> > liboobs in cvs.gnome.org, at this moment it provides GObjects for getting info
> > about users (besides other things), by using the experimental system-tools-backends
> > branch (featuring DBus), the infrastructure is a bit subject to change, but clearly
> > reflects what I'm trying to achieve.
> > One of the objectives I have for this future version is the hability to let the
> > users modify the data that's tied to them (i.e.: chfn), so this might be used as
> > the underlying technology to the about-me capplet, as well as many other things
> > (please note that, being the code experimental, I haven't worried a lot about
> > making it easy to install...)
> This is overengineered for the task. I like the ideas of either having
> a pam based tool like gnome-passwd or a passwd based one. Pulling in
> GObjects and DBus is just too much for such a simple tool.
Well, if the g-s-t backends were wrapped like that, it wouldn't be the
single app to take advantage, I can imagine a several applications that
might be interested:
- g-s-t in general
- modem applet
- netstatus applet (for doing ifup/ifdown)
- fast user switching applet
- about-me, change-password or whatever
And it could even be used for non-existing apps/features like the
tipical "connect to internet" dialog when you haven't internet access
and are trying to download mail, a proxy daemon for changing system
configuration remotely or stuff like that.
> Maybe when this library is more mature, this would be a good idea, but
> for 2.12 timeframe it's not right.
It wasn't a "let's do it right now!", just "FYI, maybe it could be worth
to wait a bit for a more correct infrastructure ", I should have
clarified that :)
 Of course, that only my opinion
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