Why do we need to run two kwalletd?

Thiago Macieira thiago at kde.org
Sat May 28 14:19:59 BST 2016

Commit https://quickgit.kde.org/?
p=kwallet.git&a=commit&h=f7c1586264e029be50f3d9ca15ccad268a8c5601 renamed the 
binary and the D-Bus name for kwalletd in the name of coinstallability.

Coinstallation is fine, but as a consequence, people with mixed KDE 4 and KF5-
based systems now have two kwalletd running and often two kwalletmanager 
running, with two icons in their systrays and little information which is 

Moreover, there are two sets of wallets, with subtle differences because one 
was migrated off the other at some point in time, but then they diverged.

Was that the correct/wise decision? Why not have *one* wallet for all 

Thiago Macieira - thiago (AT) macieira.info - thiago (AT) kde.org
   Software Architect - Intel Open Source Technology Center

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