[arch-dev-public] GNOME 2.28 roadmap

Jan de Groot jan at jgc.homeip.net
Tue Oct 6 05:03:30 EDT 2009

On Tue, 2009-10-06 at 10:38 +0200, Pierre Schmitz wrote:
> Am Dienstag 06 Oktober 2009 10:29:58 schrieb Jan de Groot:
> > - KDE doesn't support polkit in the current shape. Fedora compiles KDE
> > without policykit to get rid of PolicyKit 0.9x. I think we should do the
> > same
> I don't think so; afaik policykit is nonoptional and will break stuff. So why 
> can't we keep policykit?

The reason why KDE depends on policykit is because it provides an
authorization agent and settings manager for it. I don't know if KDE
uses policykit more than that, but at least it's optional.
As for policykit being required: K3B uses it for k3bsetup.

Why I don't like having two versions of policykit: it's confusing. I
remember people shouting about policykit being shit because they don't
understand it, how about having two versions of policykit, with two

Fedora 12 ships without the old policykit, and they ship KDE 4.3 also,
so it's possible to build without policykit 0.9. The only difference
between them and us is that we ship an early alpha version of K3B that
requires it, while they ship the stable version.

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