polkit 0.91

David Zeuthen david at fubar.dk
Mon Feb 9 19:29:59 PST 2009


Here we go again with a new PolicyKit release


Lots of bug fixes and new features this release; major highlights

 - parallel builds should work
 - plug-in architecture landed
 - a null backend
 - authentication agent helper library completely reworked
 - almost 100% doc coverage; including docs for the D-Bus interfaces
 - configuration file to control what administrator authentication
   means, see /etc/polkit-1/localauthority.conf.d/50-localauthority.conf
   for details

The next release will focus on porting the remaining bits of
PolicyKit-gnome (which will probably mean changes to the Authority
structure and the AuthorityManager D-Bus interface) and factoring out
some general utilities from the local authority backend (the FreeIPA
people have requested this).

There's still a few rough edges; same disclaimers as for 0.90 applies.

Also note that PolicyKit-gnome has now moved to git.gnome.org



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