ConsoleKit 0.2.4

Patryk Zawadzki patrys at
Thu Jan 24 14:38:46 PST 2008

2008/1/24 S.Çağlar Onur <caglar at>:
> So if we start to implement _these actions_ in ConsoleKit and let ConsoleKit
> decide itself _what to do or not to do_ thats clearly a design violation (at
> least for me). And if we really need a decision maker for reboot
> request "/sbin/halt" for console and login managers for GUI is the right
> place to put this on based on the ConsoleKit and PolicyKit's informations.
> We already have enough vodooo black magic between pm-utils and HAL, so please,
> please, please, do not introduce another one. Let ConsoleKit act like an
> information provider about users/sessions etc. and others to use it.

+1 from both the packager's and software developer's point of view.
The fewer cross-deps the better and if 3+ packages have circular
dependencies and provide each other with the same information, it's
almost impossible to write good documentation for any part of the
mechanism without requiring developers to know the rest of the
infrastructure. I think PolicyKit and ConsoleKit should be something
very easy to utilise and should solve one problem each rather than
trying to become a one-kit-to-rule-them-all.

Patryk Zawadzki
PLD Linux Distribution

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