On Thu, Jan 25, 2018 at 2:15 PM, segfault <segfa...@riseup.net> wrote:
> (I resend this email because the first one awaits moderator approval > since a few days, because I was not subscribed to the list when I sent it) > > Hi, > > we at Tails (tails.boum.org) are currently working on adding support for > TrueCrypt and VeraCrypt volumes in udisks and GNOME Disks (see also the > corresponding thread on devkit-devel ). A team mate will also send an > email regarding this to GNOME UX people in the next days, so you won't > see any code from us implementing a GUI design that they have not > accepted. I'm stating this so you can ignore the GUI design implications > for now. > > Beside other things, we also want to support unlocking via the GVfs > udisks volume monitor, which automatically prompts the user to unlock > encrypted volumes once they are plugged in. In order to fully support > TC/VC volumes, the unlock dialog shown to the user must allow specifying > several other options than only the password, namely: keyfiles required > to unlock the file, a PIM value , and whether the volume is a hidden > volume, a system volume, or neither. > Doesn't sound like the greatest user experience, having to specify a ton of arcane details like that... > The work on this part turned out more complicated than we anticipated. > The unlock dialog is not created by the GVfs monitor directly, but by > GtkMountOperation, which in turn calls > org.gtk.MountOperationHandler.AskPassword, which is part of GNOME Shell, > and which then finally creates the ShellMountPasswordDialog (please > correct me if I got anything wrong). > > This means that we will have to patch a lot more, and more low-level > GNOME components than we anticipated, and we would like to ask for > advice on what the best way to solve this would be. > > The only way I see is to extend GtkMountOperation (and GMountOperation) > by fields for the additional options, and create new flags in > GAskPasswordFlags, which can be passed down from GVfs to > ShellMountPasswordDialog. This could be a single "VeraCrypt-mode" flag, > or a separate flag for each of the required options I listed above. > > Do you see a better way? > > If you could describe the required data a bit more, it might be possible to figure out if we can describe this in a somewhat concise way - it sounds like you need to add a file chooser button, an entry and a combobox ?
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