Fwd: Proposed external dependency: PolicyKit & PolicyKit-gnome

Hey All:

If I understand it correctly, I *think* migrating to PolicyKit will help us migrate away from some troublesome GUIs (e.g., gksu). Is this correct?


Begin forwarded message:

From: Vincent Untz <vuntz gnome org>
Date: July 27, 2008 6:34:09 PM EDT
To: desktop-devel-list gnome org
Subject: Proposed external dependency: PolicyKit & PolicyKit-gnome

Homepage: http://hal.freedesktop.org/docs/PolicyKit/
Proposal on d-d-l: http://mail.gnome.org/archives/desktop-devel-list/2008-May/msg00013.html
License: LGPLv2 or later (I believe)

Short description:
PolicyKit is an application-level toolkit for defining and handling the
policy that allows unprivileged processes to speak to privileged
processes: It is a framework for centralizing the decision making
process with respect to granting access to privileged operations for
unprivileged applications. PolicyKit is specifically targeting
applications in rich desktop environments on multi-user UNIX-like
operating systems. It does not imply or rely on any exotic kernel

PolicyKit-gnome offers GNOME integration by making it easy to write UI
for all this.

Summary so far:
+ a few +1
+ already used optionnally in a few modules
+ PolicyKit-gnome will likely be proposed for inclusion in the desktop
in 2.26


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