Perl DBus bindings / developing new bindings..
Daniel P. Berrange
dan at berrange.com
Thu May 5 07:04:09 PDT 2005
On Thu, May 05, 2005 at 09:41:58AM -0400, Daniel B. Faken wrote:
> On Thu Apr 28 2005 Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> > Hi Folks,
> > For a little while now I've been working on Perl bindings for DBus.
> > These are now at a state where they have enough functionality to be
> > useful to application developers & indeed a couple of projects have
> > started to make some use of them. To provide a permanent home and to
> > facilitate contributions from other developers, I would like to move the
> > code out of my private CVS repository & onto a public hosted project site.
> > Naturally my first option is to ask if the DBus team are amenable to
> > hosting the code in the main DBus CVS repository? Since I don't
> > neccessarily want to lock in releases of the Perl APIs into the main
> > DBus release cycle, perhaps a new top level module
> > 'dbus-perl', alongside the existing 'dbus' & 'dbus-cpp' modules would be
> > appropriate ?
> I'm interested in the perl bindings. Where might I obtain access?
For now, they're available from my nightly build server
> Also, I'm interested in developing some bindings for Lua (www.lua.org) and
> Squeak/Croquet (www.squeak.org / www.opencroquet.org). The Perl bindings
> may help with this.
> I've looked at the Python & GLib bindings, but I'm not exactly sure
> where to start in terms of implementing a working subset of the API. Are
> there any documents for this?
There are a few mailing list posts in the archives that may be of help.
Probably the most important point based on experiance & feedback of folks
on this list, is to understand the difference between DBus APIs / concepts
intended language binding authors, vs those for application developers.
For example, in the Perl bindings stuff under Net:DBus::Binding is
internal only binding related stuff - backending on the C APIs, while
Net::DBus is the higher level application focused stuff. Since I didn't
know better at the time, I went down the route of writing complete
bindings to the C apis, before figuring out what was actually needed
by the high level APIs. Thus I could probably cut down the amount of
code a fair bit by trimming out bindings to C apis that I never use.
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