Last year, I wrote about beginning to learn Python, and a utility I was writing back then called PolicyKit Editor.
I was using the Gtk toolkit at that time, and then there’s been a bit of a hiatus because I moved from Japan to Scotland.
Continue reading Polkit Explorer v1.0 Released
Finally, after months of personal life hacking, I get to update the utilities!
Important features at-a-glance: Now creates packages! After compiling on one machine you can bundle the packages up and install on another system of the same arch (e.g. amd64, i686) No longer uses old source code! Uses the shiny, up to date source!
Continue reading X11rdp-o-Matic v3.0Beta1 Available for testing
I have created a git repository for X11rdp-o-matic on Github at https://github.com/scarygliders/X11RDP-o-Matic
Read-only access is via : git://github.com/scarygliders/X11RDP-o-Matic.git
As it stands there is only the master branch which is based on Version 2.5
I am now beginning work on V3.0, which hopefully will start using the latest git versions of X11rdp and
Continue reading X11rdp-o-Matic git repository now available
I'm having fun learning Python! Once it all starts to click, it gets easier :)
So now I have the beginnings of a Python-based GUI utility which reads in a PolicyKit XML policy file, and you can select each action from a drop-down combobox. Upon selection, the window will display the Description, and current settings
Continue reading PolicyKit Editor is taking shape
It’s here! It’s improved! It works even better!
I call this the “ssta release”, in honour of a pal of mine who made a request which I’ve now implemented. ( –justdoit option, see below).
I have sweated and toiled, lost sleep, learned a lot, re-learned a lot, tested, tested again, and ended up with something
Continue reading X11RDP-o-Matic and RDPsesconfig : Updated to Version 2.5
Like the title suggests, this will be relatively brief – mostly because Policykit isn't as difficult to understand as I originally led myself to believe.
It all sprang from starting to write about how to get X11rdp/xrdp up and running on your Linux systems. Sure, getting the desktop up remotely in a fast efficient way
Continue reading A brief guide to PolicyKit
Version 2 is almost complete. It's taking me longer than I anticipated, because there's some final stuff I need to figure out with regards to PolicyKit, so that's holding me back. It's now 1:47am as I type this, and I'm going to sleep on the problem.
PolicyKit is basically what allows local users to do
Continue reading X11rdp-o-Matic progress – updated 2012-06-19
Just to let you know I'm busy working on a new version of the utilities.
Stay tuned. ;)
Note : Version 1 & 1.1 are now deprecated in favour of v2 which contains some fixes and additional changes. v2 is out now and is a vast improvment over v1.x
Article first published on May 23, 2012 @ 8:17
UPDATE : June 17, 2012
Added important note about
Continue reading The Scarygliders X11rdp-O-Matic and RDPsesconfig : v1.1 released, V2 now available