Question about desktop files

Alexandre Moreira alexandream at
Fri Aug 24 05:17:32 CEST 2007

On 8/23/07, Jani Monoses <jani.monoses at> wrote:
> 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 :)

I just did a checking in the source and can confirm it. A quick grep
for #include shows me no gnome specific header being loaded in
gnome-keyring. It's just too bad that the name "gnome-" has to be
there, it might scare users, but it adds no dependency on any gnome

Now, for that "xfce-*" (xfsu, xfce-keyring) discussion, it would be
nice (for those who use something like that, I never quite got the
concept of the keyring inside my head for some reason) to have a
xfce-keyring-manager to interface with the gnome-keyring stuff,
without the libgnomeui dependency that gnome-keyring-manager has.

Just a thought, though. I don't really think it is worth all the
trouble, but I don't use the stuff so I'm biased.

> Jani

Alexandre Moreira.

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