Dbus daemon

Joerg Barfurth Joerg.Barfurth at Sun.COM
Fri Mar 10 00:10:23 PST 2006

Robert McQueen wrote:
> Thiago Macieira wrote:
>> The only feature I can think of for a user-level bus is to send broadcasts 
>> or signals to all apps from that user.

> Er? No. How about services that represent or query resources which are
> conceptually belonging to the user, not to a particular session? Like
> the user's configuration settings, address book, connections to IM or
> VOIP servers...?

Back to square one. For these things you'd need a true per-user (or 
per-homedir) bus. But generally you'll only get a per-user-and-machine 
bus. Past experience has shown this to create more problems than it 
solves. There is fairly limited use for per user-and-machine semantics 
and it invites developing things that work on standalone boxes, but 
break in networks.

-- Joerg

Joerg Barfurth              Sun Microsystems - Desktop - Hamburg
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