[Request] Developer mode support in Harbour

asked 2015-07-15 21:24:21 +0200

Ósanwe gravatar image


Recently I've created the app for analysing WiFi network around a phone. Unfortunately it requires enabled developer mode because it uses wpa_cli for getting information about networks.

Also there's the app KillDroid which is very useful. Recently this app was removed from Jolla Harbour because it requires enabled developer mode as well.

Is it possible to add support for apps which require enabled developer mode to Harbour? I think the apps for administrators may be very useful on phones and tablets.

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You don't have to rely on developer mode for root actions. For example sambaneeds root rights for starting/stopping but it does that by depending on sudo (from mer-tools or any other repo containing it, doesn't really matter. I even have a mirror of the mer-tools version to allow one-click installation: https://openrepos.net/content/v10lator/sudo ).

Anyway, that still won't help you as the harbour doesn't offer sudo and even if it did you most likely won't be allowed to install files to /etc/sudoers.d/, so no real answer but maybe a hint to avoid needing dev mode. :)

//EDIT: Looks like anything needing root rights isn't allowed in harbour (not even %post scripts in your rpm are allowed cause they run as root). See also: https://harbour.jolla.com/faq

V10lator ( 2015-07-15 23:19:40 +0200 )edit

@V10lator, yes, this feature is not allowed now. But it will be nice if developer can publish apps for administrators.

Ósanwe ( 2015-07-15 23:53:12 +0200 )edit