When was dbus.service introduced in the python bindings?

John (J5) Palmieri johnp at redhat.com
Fri Feb 10 06:14:17 PST 2006

BusName was added in dbus.version >= (0, 42, 0) 

On Fri, 2006-02-10 at 08:55 -0500, Brad Smith wrote:
> Hello all,
> I recently found a very cool looking tool called Jackfield, which
> impliments OSX dashboard widgets under gnome. However, the assumptions
> that the code makes about the structure ofthe dbus python module
> conflict with what I see in my own dbus.py file. Since the application
> checks dbus' version and refuses to run unless the dbus version is
> >=0.40 and < 0.50 and I have 0.40 I am guessing that either there is a
> different python binding out there (which I doubt) or there have been
> structural changes since 0.40 that the author assumed were in 0.40. I
> was hoping I could enumerate some of the differences and then get some
> guidance. Hopefully toward patching the app so that it can handle dbus
> as it is implimented on my Fedora Core 4 system (I think the author is
> using Ubuntu).
> Here are a few of the differences:
> Jackfield tries to import dbus.service and goes on to call
> dbus.service.Object, dbus.service.method and dbus.service.BusName. On
> my system there is no dbus.service, Object and method are defined
> within dbus.py its self and BusName is nowhere to be found.
> Jackfield also tries to import dbus.glib, which I don't have, but
> perhaps that's just a dependency I haven't installed?
> If anyone can help me get an idea for what's going on here and, if
> these are just structural changes introduced since 0.40, when the
> change happend I can try and tweak the code to work for either
> version.
> Thanks!
> --Brad
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John (J5) Palmieri <johnp at redhat.com>

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