How to discover introspection toplevel objects
John (J5) Palmieri
johnp at redhat.com
Tue Jan 24 15:06:48 PST 2006
On Tue, 2006-01-24 at 23:40 +0100, Tako Schotanus wrote:
> I think you should too ;-)
> Not sure if it is actually like that now, it has been a while since I
> tried but back then none of the freedesktop objects themselves
> implemented introspection.
> What I wondered is: can we expect that for 1.0 all freedesktop objects
> implement introspection. And in the way that you can get at all the
> child objects too?
No, you can not expect it. This is because there is no way to
autogenerate introspection when using low level dbus calls.
> Because my soapbox-issue has always been to be able to do what you can
> do with dcop: just browse around to see what services exist and try them
It would be our goal for everyone to eventually use bindings so they get
Introspection for free. If they don't implement it then yelling at the
maintainers very loud might help :-) The reason that dcop can do this
is because they don't have to support straight C/C++ (or at least most
people using dcop would do so via Qt).
John (J5) Palmieri <johnp at redhat.com>
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