Re: Proposed external dep: PolicyKit

On Wed, 2008-05-07 at 11:23 -0400, Matthias Clasen wrote:
> 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.

Yeah. Direct use of the PolicyKit D-Bus API (as is currently necessary
from Python, for instance) is a bit strange, not documented, and is
apparently not really supported.

I haven't used PolicyKit-gnome but that should shield people from this.
I'd like to see python bindings for it.
murrayc murrayc com

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