KDE adoption of D-Bus

Thiago Macieira thiago at kde.org
Wed Feb 15 08:06:12 PST 2006

John (J5) Palmieri wrote:
>> 1) Windows and MacOS X support
>> KDE4 (or at least KDE 4 applications) is supposed to run on both of
>> those platforms. Has libdbus been ported to those platforms? Does it
>> work? Are there known problems?
>There was someone doing a port to OS X.  He ran into problems
>propagating the session service address and also running as part of a
>bundle.  How does DCOP get around this?

I don't know. I'll investigate.

>> In other words, is it possible to use D-Bus session if the daemon
>> isn't running and DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS isn't set?
>There is no solution for doing this right now.  How do application find
>out what DCOP instance to talk to?

There is only one DCOP instance per X display. And it saves its socket 
address to a file called

$ cat $HOME/.DCOPserver_${HOSTNAME}_${DISPLAY}

If it can't connect, then it starts dcopserver and waits for the server to 
be available.

>> I can provide the code myself in the Qt bindings or whichever KDE
>> wrapper we write, but I would rather see a common solution. Especially
>> considering this will very likely be the case for Windows and MacOS X.
>It would be good to solve this issue in D-Bus itself, I agree.

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