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Dividing the Linux desktop
LWN.net Weekly Edition for June 13, 2013
A report from pgCon 2013
Little things that matter in language design
How about "None"? Why exactly is it the business of _desktop environments_ (basically suites of programs with the same graphical user interface style) to define an API for this purpose?
Why? Becasuse they can and already do!
Posted Jul 30, 2009 5:01 UTC (Thu) by xoddam (subscriber, #2322)
The problem that a new unified secrets API is proposed to solve is not the absence of a keeping place for secrets or an API for that keeping place, it is the incompatibility of the existing implementations: to date, there is no way to share your secrets among the programs you run, you have to copy them about manually. The exceptions are that you *can* share them amongst GNOME applications and, separately, amongst KDE applications.
See also 'monkeysphere', recently announced, which tries to solve a similar problem (in a completely different way).
Posted Aug 10, 2009 12:09 UTC (Mon) by gerv (subscriber, #3376)
A desktop "secrets" API
Posted Aug 3, 2009 11:49 UTC (Mon) by Klavs (subscriber, #10563)
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