A bunch of quick updates
Hey people, long time no see. I figured out you might want to have a quick overview of what I’m doing these days (for those who care)
I moved Solid-Wicd engine to kdereview. Not saying much more on that as I’ll dedicate it a post when I’ll move it in kdebase. I will just say it will hit 4.3
Right today, I pushed in and backported a fix/feature/whatever for powerdevil that makes it check through ConsoleKit if the user is in the active session. If not, all actions are not performed. Long story short: if you’re on a laptop and use to switch users, you were waiting for this and you probably want to install ConsoleKit to take advantage of it. KDM has ConsoleKit support, if you were wondering.
Polkit-qt is shaping up nicely. The bad news is that all the announced support for root controls in systemsettings will be delayed to 4.4. The good news is that you will get much more than what I already talked about. I can’t unveil details right now for obvious reasons but you should see that in the very near future. Again, I will probably write a whole post about that when it’s time.
I really appreciate seeing all those people liking Chakra, and I can only say thanks for your support. Our team is one of the smallest out there and we’re more a bunch of friends than a development team. Who knows, maybe this kind of connection between us let us work better. I promise I’ll try to polish further Tribe in the next days to deliver a better installer asap.
Finally I got the chance today to talk to David, PolicyKit’s maintainer. We didn’t share much, but I felt a positive attitude from him towards a future cooperation. I hope this could be the beginning of making all the *Kits less gnome-centric and more linux-centric (so this involves other DEs apart from KDE, E17 *blink*), and a further step for interoperability.
Surely I miss something, I’ll write a side post on what’s up in my life currently for those who care, since I don’t like cluttering up Planet KDE with some personal/tedious/useless stuff.
Keep your eyes open, it’s still a long road towards KDE 4.3, and the fun has just begun.