KDE adoption of D-Bus

Olivier Galibert galibert at pobox.com
Thu Feb 16 09:24:56 PST 2006

On Thu, Feb 16, 2006 at 03:53:57PM +0100, Lennart Poettering wrote:
> If this has a realistic chance to be merged, I would be willing to
> contribute a patch that uses dlopen() to access the X11 display.

I know that static libraries are getting out of fashion, especially
with the glibc developpers imposing their... views on the rest of the
world, but it would be nice not to depend on shared libs.

Dbus/session is pretty much designed to be started from the X startup
anyway, and to be used essentially in GUI-backed programs.  Even
dbus/system and hal are very much for GUI programs too.  So well, a
libX11 dependency is not necessarily problematic.  While dlopen code
could be, long term, and makes portability way more difficult.

Just make it a configure option and watch everybody but embedded users
(which will probably have their own system too and no X) activate it
by default.


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