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Re: PolicyKit 0.9 is going away



Jaroslav Reznik wrote:
> PolicyKit-KDE is now integral part of kdebase-workspace, it is a KDE 4.3
> feature, we should disable it for now (untill we have new ported version).
> Same problem is with PolicyKit-Qt as my quick port breaks API. I'd like to
> prepare new PolicyKit-Qt, more powerful that actually matches PolicyKit
> Authority DBUS interface. It's quite a bad timing with switching to new
> PolicyKit. I'm not sure I'll have releasable version in time of beta, I'll
> try it but there's still question with API compatibility for KDE 4.3.
> There are no KDE apps utilizing PK-Qt now so I think it's not problem to
> do not ship it now. What do you think?

System Settings uses it (well, 1 or 2 modules do). And PolicyKit integration 
is advertised as a KDE 4.3 feature by upstream and even our feature page. So 
I think just dropping it is not an option.

I'd be willing to maintain PolicyKit 0.9 packages (as compatibility packages 
(though renaming should not be needed as they already have distinct names), 
to be used by KDE) for F12. It is my understanding that those will not 
conflict with PolicyKit 1 and can coexist just fine, if that's not the case, 
please correct me. So please don't obsolete PolicyKit 0.9!

        Kevin Kofler


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