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Re: PolicyKit 0.9 is going away



On Thu, 2009-08-27 at 17:35 +0200, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> 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!
> 

I have been able to port some 10-12 PolicyKit users from 0.9 to 0.90 in
a matter of a few days. The KDE sig should really be able to get this
port done. We really don't want to ship multiple authorization
databases, that way lies confusion and madness.


Matthias


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