kwallet and QCA

Robert Knight robertknight at
Tue Jun 3 17:17:30 BST 2008


This doesn't answer your question directly but something that came up at
FOSSCamp during the KDE/Gnome collaboration session and which also
relates to upcoming specifications in Ubuntu and Fedora for
single-sign-on* is that it would be useful to share the password
management storage, API and/or code between gnome, KDE, Firefox,
OpenOffice etc.  I don't know whether OpenSuSE are planning anything in
this area.

Since this is not particularly exciting stuff I think it was suggested
that a single shared library could be used to do all of the backend

Unfortunately since QCA depends on Qt, I guess that might be a hard-sell
as one of the dependencies.   


* single-sign-on being the idea that when you login to your desktop, you
also log into chosen web services at the same time - with usernames and
passwords kept in KWallet/gnome-keyring etc.

On Tue, 2008-06-03 at 12:46 +0200, Michael Leupold wrote:
> Hi there,
> Sascha Peilicke and me were thinking about using QCA for kwallet. This would 
> allow us to strip down the current implementation 
> ( by quite a bit but 
> would probably introduce some dependencies - I guess coding it so that any of 
> the QCA plugins that are usable wouldn't be a problem.
> Are there currently any QCA plugins that are hard requirements for kdelibs?
> Regards,
> Michael

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