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This is a table of plasmoids vs. security constraints. they need to be checked before release, because we can't actually force c++ code to follow them.
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the table's a bit ugly, but functional; if you're good with wiki syntax feel free to make it prettier. :)
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the meaning of cells in this table:
 
the meaning of cells in this table:
 
*R: Required
 
*R: Required
 
*O: Optional
 
*O: Optional
 
*U: Unused
 
*U: Unused
*1: couldn't check (crash)
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*1: couldn't check (crash or similar)
*2: non-applet needs to access hasAuth
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*2: too much effort (like, non-applet class needs to access Applet::hasAuthorization)
*3: nontrivial
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*3: way too much effort (webkit, urgh)
 
*4: low priority (doesn't belong on screensaver)
 
*4: low priority (doesn't belong on screensaver)
  
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*Required: the plasmoid cannot do without this feature
 
*Required: the plasmoid cannot do without this feature
 
*Unused: the plasmoid doesn't use this feature at all
 
*Unused: the plasmoid doesn't use this feature at all
*Optional: it has made optional in the code using hasAuthorization()
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*Optional: it has made optional in the code using hasAuthorization() (see the comic or picture-frame for examples)
  
 
tips on checking for features:
 
tips on checking for features:
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*LaunchApp can usually be checked by grepping for KRun. there are exceptions, though - battery uses KToolInvocation::kdeinitExec.
 
*LaunchApp can usually be checked by grepping for KRun. there are exceptions, though - battery uses KToolInvocation::kdeinitExec.
 
*it's always good to play with the actual plasmoid a bit if you can't remember every single feature it has.
 
*it's always good to play with the actual plasmoid a bit if you can't remember every single feature it has.
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TODO: plasmoids that are new in 4.4 need adding to this list!
  
 
{|  
 
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! Plasmoid
 
! Plasmoid
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! 4.3
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! 4.3
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! 4.4
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! 4.4
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! FileDialog
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! LaunchApp
 
! FileDialog
 
! FileDialog
 
! LaunchApp
 
! LaunchApp

Revision as of 21:12, 27 January 2010

This is a table of plasmoids vs. security constraints. they need to be checked before release, because we can't actually force c++ code to follow them.

the table's a bit ugly, but functional; if you're good with wiki syntax feel free to make it prettier. :)

the meaning of cells in this table:

  • R: Required
  • O: Optional
  • U: Unused
  • 1: couldn't check (crash or similar)
  • 2: too much effort (like, non-applet class needs to access Applet::hasAuthorization)
  • 3: way too much effort (webkit, urgh)
  • 4: low priority (doesn't belong on screensaver)

after checking a plasmoid+feature, X-Plasma-Requires-<feature> in the plasmoid's .desktop should be set to one of Required, Optional or Unused.

  • Required: the plasmoid cannot do without this feature
  • Unused: the plasmoid doesn't use this feature at all
  • Optional: it has made optional in the code using hasAuthorization() (see the comic or picture-frame for examples)

tips on checking for features:

  • anything in the config dialog doesn't count
  • FileDialog can just be grepped for - I'm not aware of anything that a plasmoid is likely to use that could expose it indirectly.
  • LaunchApp can usually be checked by grepping for KRun. there are exceptions, though - battery uses KToolInvocation::kdeinitExec.
  • it's always good to play with the actual plasmoid a bit if you can't remember every single feature it has.

TODO: plasmoids that are new in 4.4 need adding to this list!

Plasmoid 4.3 4.3 4.4 4.4
FileDialog LaunchApp FileDialog LaunchApp
workspace/plasma
activitybar U U
analog-clock U U
battery U O
calendar U U
devicenotifier U R
digital-clock U U
icon U R
kickoff U R
lock_logout U U
pager U U
panelspacer 4
quicklaunch R R
system-monitor U U
systemtray 4
tasks U U
trash U R
webbrowser 3
apps/plasma
folderview 4
kdeplasma-addons
bball U U
binary-clock U U
bubblemon U U
calculator U U
charselect U U
comic O O
dict U U
eyes U U
fifteenPuzzle U U
fileWatcher U U
frame U O
fuzzy-clock U U
incomingmsg U U
kolourpicker U U
konqprofiles U R
konsoleprofiles U R
lancelot U R
leavenote 3
life U U
luna U U
magnifique 3
mediaplayer R U
microblog 3
news 3
notes U U
nowplaying U U
opendesktop 2
paste 4
pastebin U U
previewer R R
rememberthemilk U U
rssnow 2
showdashboard 4
showdesktop 4
systemloadviewer U U
timer U U
unitconverter U U
weather 1
weatherstation 1
playground/base/plasma

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