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kdesu is an imporant tool for all apps that need to execute adminstrative tasks, either primarily or for a limited purpose. kdesu works pretty well in the scenario it was created for: gaining super-user privileges using "su" on unix systems. However, this scenario is becoming too limited. Ubuntu now relies on "sudo" for such tasks, and I have no idea how things work on windows. Support for sudo has been added to kdesu, but there are important issues remaining.

The purpose of this page is to collect requirements, design considerations and thoughts on how to make kdesu work well. Then after a while, there would need to be a decision on whether this can be done in the current framework, or whether substantial portions need to be rewritten. Hopefully, later the efforts to do so can be coordinated, here, as well.


Technical considerations




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