Ed Greshko wrote:
Is there a list of applications that actually make use of the wallet?
ask this since when I've looked in the wallet all I've seen is "Form
used by Chrome and my VPN and Wifi passwords.
Konqueror uses it, KMail can use it, …
I've not seen any evidence of applications using the wallet for
That's because the wallet is NOT for arbitrary settings, but only for
passwords and other such security-sensitive data ("secrets").
That said, it would have been "nice" if when config (rc)
files were moved
to new locations they would have been transitioned.
That is a different issue. Unfortunately, upstream decided to move the
settings to a new location and to NOT automatically look in the old one, but
require every single application to migrate them manually. Of course, most
applications don't bother. That was a very bad decision.
I propose that we patch KConfig (and probably QSettings, too, because some
KF5 stuff uses that now) to simply look in the old locations too. We always
used to patch KConfig to have a better search patch (i.e., to support both
/usr/share/config AND /etc/kde, normally it was one or the other).