Well-known services

Havoc Pennington hp at redhat.com
Thu May 20 19:14:17 PDT 2004

On Wed, 2004-05-19 at 17:40, Owen Fraser-Green wrote:
> Hi,
> I was thinking about a couple of use-cases, printing and e-mail
> notification (remember xbiff?), and wondering how these are best solved.
> For example, the RH CUPS spues signals in the com.redhat.PrinterSpooler
> namespace or a D-BUS-enabled evolution might broadcast "You've got mail"
> signals in the org.ximian.Evolution namespace. Would it not be more
> sensible, however, to standardize on a set of well-known interfaces in
> the org.freedesktop namespace for these common use cases.

Yes, it probably would. I think it may be somewhat premature (at this
point, dbus could still change a fair bit). But this is certainly the
long-term plan.


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