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== Work Report ==
 
== Work Report ==
All the changes have been made to my [https://cgit.kde.org/scratch/chinmoyr/kio-polkit-support.git/ clone] of KIO on cgit.kde.org. In this repo each file operation, to which KAuth support had been added, has got branch under its name, like delete operation's branch is 'delete', rename operation's branch is 'rename', so on and so forth. The changes up for reviews are listed below.
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* Phabricator task : https://phabricator.kde.org/T6561
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  It lists all the necessary revisions and also provides a brief explanation of my approach.
  
* Added basic KAuth support to the KIO library. [https://phabricator.kde.org/D6197/ D6197] adds additional warnings, support for unit testing this part of code and the KAuth helper.
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* KIO clone : https://cgit.kde.org/scratch/chinmoyr/kio-polkit-support.git
 
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  This clone has all the changes listed in the phabricator task.
 
 
I have prepared number of patches to add support for KAuth to the following file operations:
 
* '''Delete'''
 
[https://phabricator.kde.org/D6198/ D6198] adds KAuth support to delete in ioslave and [https://phabricator.kde.org/D6199/ D6199] can be used to test it in dolphin.
 
* '''Rename'''
 
[https://phabricator.kde.org/D6381 D6381] adds KAuth support to rename operation. [https://phabricator.kde.org/D6382 D6382] provides the dolphin integration.
 
* '''Symlink'''
 
[https://phabricator.kde.org/D6383 D6383] adds KAuth support to symlink operation.
 
  
 
== Blog Posts ==
 
== Blog Posts ==
 
* [http://blog.chinmoyrp.com/gsoc/2017/05/05/kio-will-get-polkit-support-this-summer/ kio-will-get-polkit-support-this-summer]
 
* [http://blog.chinmoyrp.com/gsoc/2017/05/05/kio-will-get-polkit-support-this-summer/ kio-will-get-polkit-support-this-summer]
 
* [http://blog.chinmoyrp.com/gsoc%20kde/2017/06/18/new-upgrades-in-kio-file-ioslave/ new-upgrades-in-kio-file-ioslave]
 
* [http://blog.chinmoyrp.com/gsoc%20kde/2017/06/18/new-upgrades-in-kio-file-ioslave/ new-upgrades-in-kio-file-ioslave]
 
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* [http://blog.chinmoyrp.com/gsoc%20kde/2017/07/24/kio-polkit-support-progress-so-far/ kio-polkit-support-progress-so-far]
 
== Proposal ==
 
== Proposal ==
 
* [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LhuHwwo_hCziM2-3UsffpODwnjypYQjMnB7YHEQd4dQ/edit?usp=sharing/ GSOC Proposal]
 
* [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LhuHwwo_hCziM2-3UsffpODwnjypYQjMnB7YHEQd4dQ/edit?usp=sharing/ GSOC Proposal]

Revision as of 14:29, 29 August 2017

Polkit Support in KIO

Running Qt GUI applications as root is dangerous. Some KDE applications are disabling being executed as root. For example, the next versions of Dolphin and Kate will show an error message and exit when started with root privileges. Polkit is the library made specifically to solve such problems. It is the standard framework used by Linux desktops to grant privileged actions to unprivileged processes. The goal of this project is to add Polkit support in KIO, the library used by KDE applications to manipulate the filesystem.

Work Report

  It lists all the necessary revisions and also provides a brief explanation of my approach.
  This clone has all the changes listed in the phabricator task.

Blog Posts

Proposal


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