Plans for revamping Kiosk and KAuthorized

Oswald Buddenhagen ossi at
Wed Sep 23 13:13:56 BST 2009

On Wed, Sep 23, 2009 at 12:03:07PM +0200, Dario Freddi wrote:
> *1. Revamp KAuthorized by using KAuth as the backend*
> At the moment Kiosk is based upon some KConfig files.

> This is not so great when it comes to security and flexibility,
please explain. 

by changing the backend you make all existing configurations
ineffective. a tool to migrate configs should be written.

kconfig's isImmutable() may be/is used to lock down configuration
dialogs, etc.  you can then either live with two ways to do very similar
things, or you cover that part as well - at the cost of performance
(mostly irrelevant) and making things more complicated to configure
(i can't simply lock down the settings where i make them).

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