Question about desktop files

Jani Monoses jani.monoses at
Thu Aug 23 23:07:15 CEST 2007

Jean-Philippe Guillemin wrote:
> Jani Monoses wrote:
>> Jean-Philippe Guillemin wrote:
>>> Christian Dywan wrote:
>>>> Why in the world do you want to get rid of gksu? It's a super handy
>>>> tool for nothing but running graphical apps as root. It does not
>>>> require gnome. 
>>> Gksu prior to version 1.3.7 : yes.
>>> After this version Gnome session and Gnome keyring are needed (no more 
>>> "-a" switch if I remember well). That's why Zenwalk still provide 
>>> version 1.3.7 of Gksu.
>> 2.0.0 in Ubuntu and while gnome-keyring is used, gnome-session is not in the dependencies.
> at least I had 50% of the good reasons, ... honor is safe ;)

but while gnome-session is using most gnome libs, gnome-keyring is more or less  plain freedesktop+gtk
It's only the name that is misleading, no need to write xfsu or xfce-keyring :)


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