[Portland] Doubts about xdg-su and xdg-screensaver (Was Re: First xdg-utils beta release)

Dan Kegel dank at kegel.com
Thu Jul 6 15:38:06 PDT 2006

On 7/6/06, David Zeuthen <david at fubar.dk> wrote:
> xdg-su really needs to go. Here are just two reasons
>  1. I don't think we should be encouraging ISV's to use insecure
>     methods to do privileged operations. It's a get-out-of-jail-card
>     that encourages lazy programming.
>  2. I'm not sure how this would be implemented on Fedora or RHEL and,
>     unless I'm mistaken, the point is to not lock out any OS'es that
>     wants to participate, yes?

Once polkit-su is ready, can't xdg-su be a symlink to it?
So what's the problem?

- Dan

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