KPasswordEdit patch (was Re: new widgets...)

Karl-Heinz Zimmer khz at
Fri Sep 27 09:48:09 BST 2002

On Friday 27 September 2002 10:17, Neil Stevens wrote:
> On Friday September 27, 2002 01:05, Simon Hausmann wrote:
> > It is not more secure at all because the mlock()/munlock() calls
> > will fail if the processes is not running with root privileges.
> > Citing Waldo: Sorry, security is not optional :)
> Well, it's free software.  Anyone who wants it optional is going to make
> it optional.  The only question is, are people going to be able to have
> flexible security models within KDE, or will they have to fork KDE to do
> so?

OK, another question is:

   Will people be able to run programs using KPasswordEdit if *not*
   being able to run it as root?

Not everybody has full control over the system she is working with so
this change might result in some trouble in some programs...

Just my 2 pence.  ;-)

Karl-Heinz Zimmer, Senior Software Engineer, Klarälvdalens Datakonsult AB
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