gsu (Was Re: More Political Stuff)

>>>>> "Sean" == Sean Middleditch <> writes:

    Sean> Also, GNU/Linux isn't even close to ready for the desktop.
    Sean> Even if GNOME was complete, there are still way too many
    Sean> problems.  The whole issue of "root" for example is
    Sean> confusing to newbies.  You'd be better off developing a
    Sean> stable gnome-su and whatnot so that there is never a need to
    Sean> open a terminal and su as root.  If someone has to do that
    Sean> even once, then the desktop isn't ready.

gsu works now, it just needs to be intergrated into the release of
gnome-utils. This would involve:

	Rename gsu-test.c to gsu.c
	Changing to build gsu.c instead of gsu-test.c
	Changing the name of the binary from gsu-test to gsu
	A security audit.

Hmm, other than the audit that's about 5 minutes to do.  If it's
because there's no maintainer, then I volunteer.  I don't have a lot
of time, but I don't think there's very much to do at this point
(assuming no gaping security holes :).

Then we can debat the usefulness of the corba server...;)

    Sean> Sean Middleditch

Vince Hodges                             "Beware geeks bearing diffs"

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