[packagekit] New PolicyKit requirements: heads up

Jan Niklas Hasse jhasse at gmail.com
Tue May 12 10:41:22 PDT 2009

On Tue, May 12, 2009 at 6:31 PM, Richard Hughes <hughsient at gmail.com> wrote:
> As some of you may know, PolicyKit is to be replaced with PolicyKit1
> in the next few months. The main developer is making PolicyKit1 a
> similar thing to PolicyKit, but will be a daemon rather than a
> library, and has pluggable backends and other goodness like that.
> Most of the API is pretty similar, but the biggest change is that we
> no longer have to do the method, handle, method shuffle like we used
> to. This is a lot better, as it allows the front-ends calling into the
> interface to not care about PolicyKit, and let the daemon handle the
> session interactions.
> Unfortunately, this would result in a synchronous operation (getting
> the authorisation) blocking the daemon.


Is there already some kind of documentation for PolicyKit1 or an
official PolicyKit website?

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