Perl bindings release - Net::DBus 0.33.1

John (J5) Palmieri johnp at
Fri Feb 3 08:30:54 PST 2006


Great work.  Thanks for your contributions.

On Fri, 2006-02-03 at 16:32 +0000, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> An updated release of the Perl Net::DBus bindings, version 0.33.1 is now
> available from CPAN at:
> With online browsable documentation at:
> This release should work with all versions of DBus betwween 0.33.0 and 0.60
> I explicitly test on Fedora Core 4 releases at this time. Contrary to my
> initial fears, the API changes in DBus 0.60 turned out to *not* cause any
> problems for the Perl bindings.
> NB, the minimum required DBus version was *increased* in this release to
> be 0.33.0 or later (compared to the previous minimum of 0.32.0). This
> was required to gain access to the 'unregister_object_path' method.
> Bullet point list of changes is:
> The long answer is....
> The primary feature enhancement in this release is to add APIs to allow
> exported objects to be unexported from the bus & garbage collected. This
> makes it possible to write more interesting applications which create
> and destroy objects in the fly. To unexport an object from the bus, one
> simply invokes the 'disconnect' method on the corresponding instance of
> Net::DBus::Object, after which point no further messages will be received 
> by that object. As noted above, this new feature neccessitated increasing
> the minimum required version of DBus to 0.33
> The second important aspect of this release is some major work on the POD
> API documentation, cleaning up errors identified by the 'Pod::Checker' and 
> 'Test::Pod' modules). In addition all previously undocumented APIs now have 
> at least some limited form of documentation, and the test suite verifies 
> 100% POD coverage via the Test::Pod::Coverage module.
> Finally 10 minutes after releasing this, chatting on #dbus, I discovered
> there are int16 & uint16 data types wire defined for the DBus wire
> format. Somehow, I've managed to miss their existance all this time,
> so if you try to use the Perl to interact with a service using int16
> or uint16 you'll hit problems. This will be fixed next time around...
> Dan.
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