Just arrived from a friend’s house. we’ve seen “The pianist”, a really sad movie, what it makes it even more sad is the fact that it’s based in real facts. sometimes I shame to be part of the human race…
the last days I’ve been mostly working on an authentication API which lets trusted users to run things with root privileges, it’s half-way between su and sudo, relying on it’s own setuid program. Some people has already told me that trusting in a new setuid program is a bad idea, but I think it’s worth, some kind of improvement has to be done in this area regarding to linux desktops, after all, there are lots of tasks that a desktop (no console) user should be able to do and belong to the root user, and the good ol’ sudo is much more suitable for command line.