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Re: PolicyKit 0.9 is going away

Hi Matthias!
For KDE we'd like to use Gnome Authentication Agent as we don't have our own, 
I've already reported it to polkit-gnome bugzilla [1].
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?

In the future KDE is going to use own authentication framework kauth as KDE is 
multiplatform desktop. On Linux we will use PolicyKit as backend for kauth, 
probably directly talking to PK, so not using PK-Qt at all.

I'm sorry we're late but upstream developers do not use Fedora and PK-1 
doesn't work on their distributions. So practically I become upstream, fighting 
with QtDBus and PK-1 types ;-)

[1] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=519674


On Thursday 27 August 2009 00:37:49 Matthias Clasen wrote:
> As part of the move to PolicyKit 1.0, the old PolicyKit 0.9 and
> PolicyKit-gnome 0.9 packages are going to be obsoleted. Our plan is to
> have the Obsoletes in place before the beta.
> Most users of PolicyKit have been ported over by now, but there are a
> few stragglers. If your package is using PolicyKit, now is the right
> time to look at porting it to PolicyKit 1.0. If you need help with that,
> feel free to ask on fedora-desktop-list redhat com or
> polkit-devel lists freedesktop org 
> For details, see http://www.fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/PolicyKitOne
> Matthias

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