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Summary

Make Kiosktool work with Kubuntu.

Rationale

Kiosk is a very important feature for KDE. Unfortunately Kiosktool, used to easily set up Kiosk profiles does not currently work with Kubuntu, so we should fix it.

Use Cases

Paul wants to restrict his desktop so his little sister can use his computer without deleting all the files. He uses kiosktool to create an appropriate profile.

Scope

Making it work with kdesu and kubuntu-default-settings.

Design

The kderc file we use in kubuntu-default-settings does not include all the information needed by kiosktool to view and edit the profiles. We will edit the file to contain this:

[Directories]
kioskAdmin=root:
profileDirsPrefix=/usr/share/kubuntu-default-settings/kde-profile/
userProfileMapFile=/etc/kde-user-profile

[Directories-default]
prefixes=/usr/share/kubuntu-default-settings/kde-profile/default/

[Directories-lesser-visual-impairment]
prefixes=/usr/share/kubuntu-default-settings/kde-profile/lesser-visual-impairment/

[Directories-minor-motor-difficulties]
prefixes=/usr/share/kubuntu-default-settings/kde-profile/minor-motor-difficulties/

[Directories-moderate-visual-impairment]
prefixes=/usr/share/kubuntu-default-settings/kde-profile/moderate-visual-impairment/

[Directories-motor-difficulties-pointing-devices]
prefixes=/usr/share/kubuntu-default-settings/kde-profile/motor-difficulties-pointing-devices/

Kiosktool currently requires an ssh server with root access to install the profiles. It uses kioslaves to access this. We need to edit the kioskrun.cpp file to use kfmclient commands through kdesu.

Reimplement all the NETACCESS methods to use kfmclient copy and other commands. The methods are: mkdir(), lastError(), lastErrorString(), file_copy(), file_move(), copy(). exists() is not a write operation and can remain using kioslaves.

It should change back to using kioslaves if the user configures it at a URL rather than a local path.

Set the default directory to / and not fish://root@localhost

Finally have kiosktool reviewed for main inclusion and add to Kubuntu's supported seed.


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KubuntuKiosktool (last edited 2008-08-06 16:39:34 by localhost)