Re: Fwd: Proposed external dependency: PolicyKit & PolicyKit-gnome

Yes, I think so. Just talked to a PolicyKit developer, unlike gksu, PolicyKit only checks if an application has permission to do something, but does not require the application running in that permission's environment. network-admin is currently using PolicyKit. I tried it, it is accessible. :)


Willie Walker wrote:
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?


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    *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
    Proposal on d-d-l:

    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
    in 2.26


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