KSecrets State?

Rex Dieter rdieter at math.unl.edu
Fri May 18 12:37:51 UTC 2012

On 05/17/2012 07:01 AM, Anne-Marie Mahfouf wrote:

> A few weeks ago, KSecrets working state was challenged and considered as
> still alpha but as we could not agree on removing it from 4.8 releases,
> it stayed there.
> Now is the question on whether it improved for 4.9 and should be kept in
> the 4.9 release series or if it should be put in a development area again.
> Valentin, what's your opinion? Did people try it through the 4.8
> releases and reported problems that you improved? What is your vision
> for the future?

My primary issue:

* ksecrets seems to not fully implement the 
org.freedesktop.Secret.Service dbus interface.  In particular, I can't 
get any application that functions with gnome-keyring to function 
properly when ksecrets is installed.  similar to:

apps just report: "No such method 'ReadAlias' in interface 
'org.freedesktop.Secret.Service' ...

I can't find any open bug at the moment, will file one shortly if my 
continued searches are fruitless.

Another smaller issue:
* a crash in ksecrets' test suite:
with no reply yet.

Without any positive feedback on either issue, it seems to me that 
ksecrets is doing more harm than good atm, and removing from 4.9 should 
be considered.

-- rex

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