Re: [PROPOSAL] 'Change Password GUI'

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, 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 [1]", I should have
clarified that :)


[1] Of course, that only my opinion

> Thanks,
>     Chris

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