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Re: PolicyKit changes in F12

On Sun, 2009-05-24 at 00:33 +0200, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> Jaroslav Reznik wrote:
> > How long old PK will be shipped in Fedora?
> Shipping old PolicyKit won't really help, as PackageKit etc. are all going
> to get ported to the new one. The only reasonable thing to do is to BLOCK
> the upgrade until it can be supported cross desktop. I'm really fed up of
> having to play catch up with supposedly "shared" technologies getting
> upgraded under us without anybody talking to KDE upstream or to us
> (Fedora's KDE SIG) about the schedule.

The feature page has been out there for all to read for months. 

It took me a couple of evenings to write patches for the majority of
polkit users in gnome, so I assume it should be possible to do the same
for KDE. It is probably even easier, since you have those fabulous
abstraction layers on top of all the 'shared' technologies...

>  The PolicyKit-kde developer even
> WANTS to support the new version, but he didn't get the documentation he
> needs for that (and asked for weeks ago)! 

I see a single mail by Dario on the PolicyKit mailing list before the
one that you consider as 'mounting frustration'. Admittedly, it didn't
get a reply, but it was a very general 'lets work together' mail, not
asking concrete questions about missing documentation. 

As we all know, writing documentation is hard. The current 'porting
guide' is the result of Richard and me writing patches to port a bunch
of apps to the new PolicyKit, and is really just a collection of notes
taken while hacking. 

I propose that the best way to improve the docs is to ask concrete
questions on the mailing list.


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