On Thu, 2011-06-30 at 14:57 -0700, Ryan Rix wrote:
> On Wed 29 June 2011 15:08:31 Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> > <rant>
> > As I've said before, this whole separation of wallet functions between
> > two different systems that don't talk to each other is stupid and
> > counter-productive. It's as if each DE used its own version of libc.
> > There's no basic technical justification for this. Each DE wants its own
> > user interface? Fine, but they do essentially the same things, so why
> > can't they both use a common library for keystore functionality? The
> > whole purpose of a wallet is to make things easier for the user. As
> > things stand, that only happens if the user stays with the apps from one
> > specific DE and never uses those of the other. Does anyone out there
> > actually do that?
> > </rant>
> help fix that? ;)
All I can say is it's depressing. A distinct impression of a project
going nowhere. Very little mailing list traffic (and that mostly from
one or two posters), a "recent changes" page that consists mostly of
spam, you get the picture. No doubt the handful of people working on it
are doing what they can, but after three years or so the spec is still
at draft 0.1, the last code commit was over 6 months ago and the
previous one 3 months before that, and nothing usable has found its way
to a leading distro. That suggests either that a) the project is poorly
focused, or b) too few people in the KDE and Gnome projects believe in
it (NIH syndrome? who knows?), or c) both.
Or that there is a lack of developers to work on it. KWallet is a small
project, as is gnome-keyring, and both are volunteer efforts. I'm sure they'd
love any help.
Ryan Rix --
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