ACL support in konqueror
sh at rama.homelinux.org
Sun Nov 21 14:06:44 GMT 2004
I've got a little over a weeks leave coming up off work and I've decided to
try and contribute to KDE a little. I've started having a look at what is
required to add acl support to konqueror (see
I realise that there is more to acl support than just a nice dialog page where
users can view/modify the acl's. Here are my initial thoughts on what needs
doing. I am not overly familiar with the KIO code as yet, so if this is just
a stupid approach or there is a better way or additional things to consider
then please let me know. Anyway here goes...
1.) Display/Modify acl from properties dialog in konqueror.
This will involve adding a new class KFileACLPropsPlugin that can be shown in
place of KFilePermissionsPropsPlugin if the filessystem supports acl's. Add
the check for this in KPropertiesDialog::insertPages().
2.) Copying/Moving files in konqueror.
As far as I can tell right now after (not much) looking at the KIO::*Job
classes is that I may need to add some support in the KIO::CopyJob and maybe
KIO::ChmodJob??? Any pointer here would be appreciated.
Does the archive format support acl's when compressing? Does the filesystem
support acls when decompressing? Not looked into this one much yet. Any
Anyway, thanks for any help that you can give.
Dr. Sean Harmer Ph.D.
19 Westhouse Court
Tel: 01625 617284
Email: sean.harmer at btinternet.com
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