Bug 474234 - confusing menu option needs to be in administration
confusing menu option needs to be in administration
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: PolicyKit-gnome (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: David Zeuthen
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-12-02 16:45 EST by Ray Todd Stevens
Modified: 2009-12-08 21:16 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-12-08 20:19:23 EST
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Description Ray Todd Stevens 2008-12-02 16:45:35 EST
Description of problem:

Right now the menu option for modifying the security settings of gnome is in system -> preferences -> system

This is most confusing.  It really more logically should be in system -> administration
Comment 1 Ray Todd Stevens 2008-12-02 18:23:08 EST
This is a separate bug report generated while working on bug 426961.   That bug related to the main login screen not functioning as expected and is not directly related to this issue.
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Comment 3 Ray Todd Stevens 2009-11-25 14:46:40 EST
OK this one ended up apparently being half fixed.  It disappeared out of preferences, but did not seem to make it into the administration menu and has apparently totally disappeared.   What gives?
Comment 4 Ray Todd Stevens 2009-12-04 14:31:13 EST
I have had two other bugs that related to this one.  In working on these I have find that apparently the GUI for managing these security permissions is completely no gone, and you have to modify the config files as text files with a text editor.   We need the GUI back.
Comment 5 Matthias Clasen 2009-12-08 20:19:23 EST
It wasn't a good ui and its not coming back. 
We are planning to bring some configurability back in the context of http://www.fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/UserAccountDialog
Comment 6 Ray Todd Stevens 2009-12-08 21:13:16 EST
You are pretty much looking at the reason two of my clients have dropped Redhat Enterprise Linux for high availability systems.    The drastic reduction in reliability and security configuration that has been making its way into Fedora has also been creeping into your commercial product.   It is making it nonviable in high reliability environments.
Comment 7 Ray Todd Stevens 2009-12-08 21:16:40 EST
By the way in looking at the project information for this project, I can't see one thing that was in the UI that you say was "not very good" (Actually not to much argument on the quality of the existing system.) which is in the product which you say will be partially be replacing it.

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