Colin Walters walters at
Mon Jul 18 05:25:51 EST 2005

On Mon, 2005-07-18 at 03:16 +0800, Grahame Bowland wrote:

> So I want to write a simple gui/console program that will show available 
> names, and then the a representation of the interfaces / methods available on 
> each of the names. 

> If someone has already done this, please tell me so I'm 
> not pointlessly duplicating effort! 

See tools/dbus-viewer.

> Once I have called ListNames() on /org/freedesktop/DBus I'm trying to call 
> Introspect() from org.freedesktop.DBus.Introspectable on each of the names. 
> This seems to work OK for org.freedesktop.DBus, com.redhat.dhcp, 
> org.freedesktop.NetworkManager and many other things. Yet for 
> org.freedesktop.Hal my call times out:
> dbus_bindings.DBusException: No reply within specified time

I don't think HAL implements introspection.  Or maybe it tries to but
you're crashing it =)

Introspection support is something apps written with the GLib bindings
get for free, hopefully HAL will use them soon.

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