Commit 54ad0da1 authored by David Zeuthen's avatar David Zeuthen

update NEWS file

parent dd2c0163
PolicyKit 0.7 "Common sense ain't common"
Released on December 5th 2007.
This is the fifth release of PolicyKit. This release is mostly ABI and
API compatible with 0.6 (100% compatible for existing mechanisms). The
authorization backend has changed; authorizations gained from earlier
PolicyKit releases are no longer valid and will be ignored.
Highlights of this release:
o All code is now licensed under the MIT/X11 license
o libpolkit and libpolkit-dbus no longer depends on libglib.
o Unit test framework and coverage reporting. As of this release, 64%
of the codebase is currently tested during 'make check'.
o New system D-Bus service (activated on demand) providing the major
functionality of from a mechanism point of view. This
is useful for chroot(2)'ed services like Avahi.
o A class for tracking D-Bus connections to minimize the amount
of IPC necessary. Useful for long running daemons.
o Pluggable authorization database backend.
o New API for interacting with the authorization database
o A very simple convenience API useful for (legacy) commandline tools.
o A way to specify that an implicit authorization can be one-shot
o Vendor name, site and icon support in .policy files.
o Improved documentation.
o Negative authorizations.
o Bash completions for all command line tools.
Changes from PolicyKit 0.6 "There is no stopping in a red zone"
David Zeuthen (126):
add the convenience class PolKitTracker
add id's so the generated HTML has stable and predictable file names
post-release version bump
add support to PolKitTracker for also asking on pid
add C++ include guards and a new method to get pfe's by annotation
avoid including regex.h from a public header file
don't spew debug output in libpolkit-dbus
work on the docs
use the Since: tag so gtk-doc can print what symbols are new in 0.7
create an API for interfacing with the Authorization Database
move POLKIT_GNUC_DEPRECATED to a separate line so gtk-doc is happy
remember to set uid on PolKitSession
rewrite authorization database and polkit-grant (now known as polkit-auth)
make the authdb pluggable and add a dummy backend as an example
move all private functions into a private header file
move Linux specific code into a single file
minor build system and doc fixes
let authdb backends synthesize policy file entries
fix build with dummy backend
fix docs
fix uid retrival when getting auths from all users
use _destroy, not _unref for hash tables
rearrange the docs so all API is in one section
move authdb write functions to libpolkit-grant
provide a polkit D-Bus service that is activated on demand
remember to reset killtimer and fix an error message
avoid defining the same functions in both libpolkit and libpolkit-grant
rename revoke_if_oneshot to is_mechanism and also expose this on D-Bus
make polkit_context_is_[caller|session]_authorized() take a PolKitError
introduce one-shot authorizations
updated TODO list
add unit test framework with gcov coverage support (make check-coverage)
extend test coverage for PolKitAction
remove dead code
add tests for PolKitError
implement OOM testing
add unit tests for PolKitResult
add unit tests for PolKitSeat
add unit tests for PolKitSession
add unit tests for PolKitCaller
add unit tests for PolKitPolicyDefault
add unit tests for PolKitPolicyFileEntry
implement our own hash table with 100% test coverage
export memory mangement and hash table functions
implement polkit_hash_foreach
improve coverage of PolKitPolicyFileEntry by switching to PolKitHashTable
add unit tests for PolKitPolicyFile and add some features to PolKitHash
fix some unaligned access bugs
increase test coverage for PolKitPolicyFile
also dist test .policy files
hook up expat to use our memory handling API
add doubly-linked lists
reimplement string hashing and comparison
move all library source to a src/ directory
fix build with all library soruce in src/
add some gtk-doc to private bits to get doc coverage to 100%
add test case for PolKitError to get to 100%
use unique action names
add unit tests of PolKitPolicyCache
forgot to add src/
add unit tests for PolKitAuthorizationConstraint
add unit tests for PolKitAuthorization
split utility bits into a private statically linked library
also include libkit in top-level coverage report
add strsplit function
use kit_strsplit in polkit-sysdeps
add (empty, for now) tests for remaining files
add spawn function to libkit
actually include the files with the spawn functions
don't overflow when splitting a string
remove glib dependency from
tweak how we do coverage reporting
also check for file descriptor leaks
fix build for dummy backend
add unit test framework to the rest of the library sources
build system fixes and refuse to install if built with --enable-tests
create /var/lib/misc on 'make install'
fix parallel build
fix a grave bug where the wrong authorizations were returned
add API for overriding defaults and make polkit-action(1) use this API.
restrict new API to the default backend only
add support for vendor, vendor_url and icon_name tags in .policy files
provide convenience functions for auth checking and port helpers to use them
require to revoke auths for self if granted by someone else
export the policydir in the .pc file
add support for negative authorizations
provide a way to force a reload of all caches etc.
make PolKitAuthorization a bit more future proof by adding get_type()
define abstract Authentication Agent interface and make polkit-auth(1) use it
remove Since gtk-doc tags from the internal libkit library
fix 'make check-coverage'
make dummy backend work
add support for percent encoding/decoding and colon separated kv-lists
set errno to ENOMEM when forcibly failing an allocation
rework the .auths file format to use key/value pairs and make it future-proof
also encode \n\r\t characters
update TODO
avoid adding newline at the end of generated entry
write newline since kit_string_entry_create doesn't do that any more
add test harness for polkit-utils
fix a bug where the childs environment wasn't inherited
build with -rdynamic for maint mode and use this to print a stack trace
add (partial) test cases for polkit-authorization-db.c
relicense everything to the MIT/X11 license
avoid logging to syslog even for invalid files
only fail the Nth alloc, not all allocs greater than N
add test-friendly abstractions for getpwnam and getpwuid
fix unit tests for polkit-authorization-db.c
add .gitignore files to get test tree structure in the repo
update .gitignore files
add some more test env variables so we can bypass ConsoleKit in the tests
fix OOM handling in p-a-db.c and only invalidate the cache when necessary
add some more test cases for p-a-db.c
add a new KitString class
implement kit_hash_foreach_remove()
remove glib dep from libpolkit-dbus
fix a bug where KitList elements were not properly freed
downgrade to session scope when granting authorizations for blank passwords
don't require .policy files for auth lookups
refactor constraints API so there is one entry per constraint in the auth file
fix dummy backend so it builds
update TODO
update TODO to mention Piter PUNK's patch
update completion + man page since polkit-auth(1) takes >1 --constraint args
update NEWS file
PolicyKit 0.6 "There is no stopping in a red zone"
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