Accessing remote devices
neundorf at kde.org
Sat Jan 31 11:57:54 EET 2004
On Friday 30 January 2004 16:07, Michael Meeks wrote:
> Hi David,
> On Thu, 2004-01-15 at 18:07, David Zeuthen wrote:
> > > I am trying to access remote devices (specifically a remote CDROM)
> > > using D-BUS / HAL over the network.
> > Woow, exciting.
> > D-BUS is designed to work over the network - check the message-bus-list
> > archives. Whether it currently works, I'm not sure. I think there were
> > some issues with authentication, but I dunno.
> So - I want to discuss this with Havoc - but really; having spent some
> time analysing D/BUS there are a number of problems with it for doing
> heavy-duty / rich interface IPC - that it appears not to be designed for
> [ instead being ideal for the sort of low-frequence, async event traffic
> that a user-H/W hot-plug type bus thing needs ].
What did the original poster actually mean by "accessing the cdrom remote" ?
Did he mean to be able to open the tray or to read the data contents or to
play an audio cd ?
IMHO dbus has a use only for the first case, for the other two purposes there
exist special solutions (nfs, smb, ssh, mas, arts, ...).
> So - I frankly don't much care; but the Gnome project has to continue
> maintaining our light/fast ORB anyway, so cut/paste in general is not
I thought the goal of dbus is to get a common messaging infrastructure which
both kde and gnome use natively, and other DEs/apps/whatever too.
For kde this change can't be done before 4.0, until then we will start to work
on supporting it additionally to dcop.
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