Re: [sabayon] On the topic of lockdown

On Fri, 2006-10-27 at 16:46 +0200, Rob Bradford wrote:
> On Fri, 2006-10-27 at 14:00 +0200, Alexander Larsson wrote:
> > On Fri, 2006-10-27 at 12:05 +0200, Rob Bradford wrote:
> > > On Fri, 2006-10-27 at 10:31 +0200, Alexander Larsson wrote:
> > Uhm, I don't understand what you mean? What change? We already have
> > specific lockdown keys like 
> > /desktop/gnome/lockdown/disable_command_line, and supporting that is not
> > a change.
> At the moment this is the *only* type we support. I want to support
> making things other keys just mandatory.

No. We support lockdown by keys such as the command-line one, and by the
generic gconf feature of read-only keys.

> > Do you want to add specific lockdown keys for things that already have a
> > gconf key that could be made non-writable I don't think that makes any
> > sense. That would basically mean duplicating each setting in gconf.
> Exactly maintainers don't want to add extra keys yet I want to support
> locking down things.
> So the way the applier would work under my proposal is:
> (1) If the lockdown feature is covered by a meta key (e.g. terminal)
> then the key would be set and made mandatory at the same time and in the
> same operation
> (2) If the lockdown feature is part of the new generation without
> explicit lockdown keys this would just set the appropriate keys to
> mandatory. An example of this would be the background settings. These
> are governed by three keys. Turning on background lockdown makes these
> three keys mandatory.
> If this was implemented under the current user-interface paradigm this
> would be like having no checkbox and just a padlock. Which I think would
> be very confusing. So basically i'm suggesting that the checkbox implies
> mandatoryness (not a real word) and also the setting of a key in the
> meta case.
> Clear as mud? :)

Well. I still don't quite understand what you mean. Are you talking
about the implementation, or the user interface?

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