[PATCH] dbus-glib patches
rob.taylor at codethink.co.uk
Mon Mar 17 11:58:29 PDT 2008
David Zeuthen wrote:
> On Mon, 2008-03-17 at 10:06 -0400, Colin Walters wrote:
>> On Sat, Mar 15, 2008 at 5:05 PM, David Zeuthen <david at fubar.dk> wrote:
>>> Here's a few simple patches for dbus-glib.
>>> The first one is trivial, we just bump the version number.
>>> The second one is needed if you want to use the generated client glue
>>> and you have operations that lasts longer than the default timeout.
>> As Rob said I think we generally want to point people away from
>> increasing the timeouts, and it's worth mentioning something to this
>> effect in the docstring. But there are cases where it's useful, so
>> let's add this.
>>> The third patch exports the recently added (to the spec) GetAll() method
>>> call on the org.fd.DBus.Properties interface.
>> Looks good.
> I've pushed these changes with this doc addition.
> * This is useful for long-running operations that takes longer than
> * the default timeout (which is a on the order of magnitude of tens
> * of seconds). For some applications, consider using a pattern where
> * the method returns once the operation is underway
> * (e.g. immediately) and emits a signal when the operation terminates
> * (though beware of leaking information with/in the signal return value).
I was more concerned about documenting that the bus daemon also has a
timeout for method calls, defaulting to 25 seconds, so no matter whet
you set in this function, if your method takes more than 25 seconds an
error will be returned to the caller.
> Thanks Colin and Rob for the review!
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