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Tonight's match-up: gnome-keyring vs. kwallet! (was: Re: gnome-keyring branch is finished)

From: Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de>
Date: Tue, 20 May 2008 11:41:03 +0200

On Mon, May 19, 2008 at 02:05:25PM -0400, Mark Phippard wrote:
> What happens at runtime if both KWallet and GNOME are present and
> loadable? I'd personally like to see GNOME be given preference as it
> worked nicer in my testing. I think it currently loads KWallet first,
> so I assume that means it gets first chance.

Let's just use a good-quality PRNG and let it decide what the default
should be. For numbers between 0.0 and 0.5 inclusive, gnome-keyring wins,
for numbers between 0.5 exclusive and 1.0 inclusive, kwallet wins.

Alternatively, two dice, one for kwallet, one for Gnome-Keyring,
might also do the job. This could possibly require repeated rolling
-- whichever gets a higher number first, wins. We should probably
appoint a neutral party for supervising the process.

Matters will be complicated further should we ever grow GPGME
support in the future. But we can delay that decision until
further notice. Let's not tax our brains too much unless absolutely

Oh, and we could also have committers vote, of course. But with
paper ballots, please. Many people (including myself) don't trust
other ways of voting too much.



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