What is the best way to store information cross desktop

Jaroslav Reznik jreznik at redhat.com
Tue May 12 14:28:53 UTC 2009

On Tuesday 12 May 2009 16:10:19 Kevin Kofler wrote:
> Patrice Dumas wrote:
> > I am aware of 2 projects trying to solve that issue:
> > http://alumnit.ca/wiki/index.php?page=UniConf
> > http://www.libelektra.org/Main_Page
> Those are configuration frameworks, not password stores. They aren't
> designed to hold passwords in a secure way (encrypted, with the possibility
> to use a passphrase for true encryption (without a passphrase, it's trivial
> to reverse the obfuscation)) like KWallet and gnome-keyring are.
> And adding yet another framework doesn't solve the problem of there being 2
> competing frameworks (KConfig vs. GConf for configuration, KWallet vs.
> gnome-keyring for password stores) at all, it makes it worse.

See https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=16581

There's some ongoing work on cross desktop framework lead by KWallet 
maintainer and Gnome keyring guys. I don't like some of "all around" DBUS 
*Kits but for passwords storage I think it's very useful - especial for cross 
desktop applications like Arora browser (I know, you can respond: Arora should 
be KDE application and problem is solved but... :D)


>         Kevin Kofler

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