[packagekit] Using a private DBUS connection instead of system bus
hughsient at gmail.com
Tue Feb 26 10:07:47 PST 2008
On Tue, 2008-02-26 at 12:53 -0500, Robin Norwood wrote:
> Another thing that came up in my conversation with David Z. today was
> the possibility of using a private DBUS connection instead of the
> system bus - at least for the engine - DBUS backend part. He claims
> some performance improvements over using the system bus. I don't know
> if we could do it for the engine <-> UI part though, because (for
> instance), we update the icon when stuff started in the UI completes.
> Maybe this is possible with a private connection too, though, I'm not
> Anyway, something to consider whenever someone has the time and
> inclination for some DBUS fun. Thoughts?
Yes, it's something that I thought about doing when the dbus daemon code
was stable; I think it's a lot more complicated to debug a private
connection than using the bus and dbus-send in my opinion.
If we start using a private connection, we loose the service activation
of the daemon - but we win on latency. I don't think it's clear cut.
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