Suggestion to Remove KFloppy and hold back K3b

Wolfgang Bauer wbauer at
Wed Feb 15 22:58:50 UTC 2017

Am Mittwoch, 15. Februar 2017, 22:21:19 schrieb Martin Gräßlin:
> Please do not consider starting a GUI application as root a possibility.

Ok, but partitionmanager does exactly that. It restarts itself as root if run 
as user.
So that instantly would rule out partionmanager as a proposed replacement, I 

But KFloppy is quite a simple application.
There should not really be a special risk involved running it as root, but I 
might be mistaken there.

OTOH, KFloppy as is can run and work perfectly fine as user (if the user has 
the necessary permissions).
That's actually something I wanted to write too as advantage over 
partitionmanager but forgot to add.

Kind Regards,

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