[Fingerforce-devel] [Thinkfinger-devel] ThinkFinger, Quo Vadis?

Luca Capello luca at pca.it
Thu Nov 15 18:02:31 UTC 2007

Hi Timo!

Please don't Cc: me, I read the list.

On Thu, 15 Nov 2007 15:29:52 +0100, Timo Hoenig wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-11-15 at 14:12 +0100, Luca Capello wrote:
>> nice to see you back on this project :-)
> Well, nice to see your constant fidelity in the project :)

Even if I don't use the fingerprint reader a lot (most of the time
typing is faster), it's nice to have only it fully supported on

>> Cc:ing the FingerForce-devel mailing list because this post is
>> interesting for Debian as well.
> I guess it's a good choice to keep the cross postings up until we have
> figured out how to proceed properly.  That will ensure we'll make the
> fingerprint experience on Linux a success.

Should we keep the fprint mailing list cross posted, too?  I cc:ed it,
in case of.

>> FWIW, I use ThinkFinger since the beginning and the latest version
>> with Christian's and ssh patches is working fine on X60 with Debian
>> sid.
> Can you elaborate a little on "working fine".  Are you saying that
> everything (login, displaymanager, screensaver, authentication helpers
> [ such as gksudo, kdesu ]) are working fine?

I'm a bit of an uncommon user, since I don't use any DE at all, so at
least with the tools I use ThinkFinger doesn't cause any problem.  These
tools are xdm, vlock, su/sudo and openssh.

>> While I announced to upload ThinkFinger into unstable (and then
>> testing, so the next Debian release) [2][3], I haven't prepared it
>> yet because of the ssh issue Stephen reported on Ubuntu [4].  Have
>> you planned to include a fix also for this remaining issue?
> Thanks for reminding me.
> I've committed the following.

Perfect, it seems you also missed the patch at [1] ;-)

Thx, bye,
Gismo / Luca

[1] http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux.drivers.thinkfinger/420

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