Desktop Entry Specification - ExecuteAs proposition

Orcan Ogetbil oget.fedora at
Sat Mar 6 14:37:53 PST 2010

On Sat, Mar 6, 2010 at 5:22 PM, Michael Pyne wrote:
> On Friday 05 March 2010 18:46:15 Lennart Poettering wrote:
>> On Fri, 05.03.10 22:06, PCMan wrote:
>> > I'm not against PolicyKit. It's design is clever and I kind of like
>> > it, but people need to have choices.
>> Do they really?
> The entire reason this list exists is because people apparently feel they need
> to have choices.
> Very few things in computing are truly one-size-fits-all. Don't hammer a
> square block into a round peg. Don't use a LGM-118A Peacekeeper when a simple
> wrecking ball would do. Etc., etc., etc.
> Or in short: Yes, people will find they need choices, whether or not you think
> they do. It would be better to still be able to nicely interoperate after
> those people have made a different choice.

I agree.  Unfortunately, this hiding functionality "feature" has
originated from our Gnome and is spread over other parts of Linux. It
is a disease. This is not my word but Linus', and it continues via "If
you think your users are idiots, only idiots will use it."


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