Re: Proposed external dep: PolicyKit

On Wed, May 7, 2008 at 11:18 AM, Richard Hughes <hughsient gmail com> wrote:
> I would like to propose PolicyKit[1] as an external dep for 2.26 - it's
>  mostly API stable[2], and is now being used as an optional dep in many
>  modules in gnome svn and HAL.
>  I would like to depend on it for gnome-power-manager, and I hate all the
>  #ifdefs. Does anybody have any problems with PolicyKit being an external
>  dependency in 2.26?
>  >From a user point-of-view PolicyKit rocks. It would be great if more
>  GNOME software could be comfortable using it upstream rather than being
>  patched by distros.

Actually, the patches are using PolicyKit-gnome, too. If we allow
dependencies on PolicyKit, we should allow PolicyKit-gnome, too, since
it makes it very easy to write UIs that trigger privileged operations
and handle all aspects of PolicyKit integration correctly.

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