[PATCH v4 wayland-protocols] virtual-keyboard: Add new virtual keyboard protocol

Dorota Czaplejewicz dorota.czaplejewicz at puri.sm
Sun Jul 29 17:55:01 UTC 2018

On Tue, 24 Jul 2018 15:10:29 +0200
Dorota Czaplejewicz <dorota.czaplejewicz at puri.sm> wrote:

> On Thu, 12 Jul 2018 18:15:32 -0400
> Simon Ser <contact at emersion.fr> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > Sorry for the delay.
> > 
> > I'm not sure I like this new design.
> > 
> > Finally, I'm not even sure this security mechanism belongs here. I think adding
> > this mechanism to potentially all privileged protocols will result in duplicated
> > code and "pollutes" protocols. Here are some other solutions:
> > 

--- snip ---

> > * Allow other clients to use this interface too, and use another protocol to
> >   manage authorizations. Basically the idea would be not to expose this
> >   interface, and require the client to request access to this privileged
> >   interface through an authorizer protocol. Someone already mentioned it, this
> >   is Orbital's approach [2]. This allows the compositor to spawn a dialog asking
> >   to the user "do you want to allow <client> to create a virtual keyboard?".
> > 
> > What do you think?
> >   
> I'm in favor of option 3, which will be useful for other protocols as well, which are not necessarily in position to be kept in a permanent privileged process, e.g. screen recording.
> It would also make me happier as a protocol author, because the protocol becomes more compact and easier to maintain without explicit managing.

Thinking a bit more about the topic, this patch with the authentication features removed would end up exactly the same as patch v3. Patch v3 is already implemented in wlroots too.

Hereby I withdraw this update. Please refer to 20180622152045.10563-1-dorota.czaplejewicz at puri.sm which can be read here: https://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/wayland-devel/2018-June/038629.html

Dorota Czaplejewicz
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