Re: Anyone interested in keeping pessulus alive?

Le lundi 12 mars 2012, à 17:39 -0600, Federico Mena Quintero a écrit :
> On Mon, 2012-03-12 at 14:00 +0100, Vincent Untz wrote:
> > Pessulus was a configuration lockdown editor for GNOME 2. It never got
> > ported to GNOME 3, as it more or less involves a complete rewrite (move
> > to introspection-based bindings and move to GSettings) and nobody found
> > the motivation to do so.
> > 
> > Unless someone steps up within a week to become maintainer, I'll move
> > pessulus to our archives.
> Another thing is that Gnome 3 provides different configuration keys than
> Gnome 2 - gnome-shell and friends are completely different beasts.  I'm
> sure we'd need to implement lockdown-friendly keys in Gnome 3 for things
> that are missing.

To be fair, we didn't have very good keys either in GNOME 2 ;-) Now, we
have the org.gnome.desktop.lockdown GSettings keys, but I've no idea if
apps respect those...

> Archive it away, I'd say... since you are the maintainer, do you
> remember anything particularly interesting/tricky in the implementation
> of Pessulus that may be useful to implementors of similar stuff for
> Gnome 3?

There was nothing really tricky in pessulus itself, except knowing which
keys exist and finding how to present them (and even for that, I don't
think we were doing such a great job :/). But the real tricky part is to
add more lockdown features to GNOME and make sure those are respected.

> (Sabayon is in a similar situation - it's just not useful for Gnome 3.
> If you archive Pessulus, would you be able to move Sabayon as well in
> exchange for a promise of beer?)

I was also wondering about the state of sabayon. Does it make sense to
also see if a GSoC student want to save it before archiving it?



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