KDE adoption of D-Bus

Lennart Poettering mzqohf at 0pointer.de
Wed Feb 15 07:48:19 PST 2006

On Wed, 15.02.06 10:36, John (J5) Palmieri (johnp at redhat.com) wrote:

> > 2) starting the session bus daemon on demand
> > KDE 3 applications will currently start the DCOP server daemon if none is 
> > running. This is necessary to provide the IPC that KDE 3 applications 
> > require.
> > 
> > If we switch to D-Bus to accomplish those same tasks, KDE 4 applications 
> > will need the D-Bus session server daemon to be started even if run in an 
> > environment without it. To illustrate, imagine a user running Konqueror 
> > inside his preferred window manager out of 1996 -- or on Windows.
> > 
> > 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?

It would make a lot of sense to store the address of the DBUS session in the
X11 root window. 


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