Build changes for 0.61

John (J5) Palmieri johnp at
Wed May 24 18:10:13 PDT 2006

Hello diane,

dbus-bus-introspect.xml is just a stub file for the glib bindings.  From
it we generate bindings to the bus methods such as AquireName and
ListNames, etc.  In reality we could just do this at dist time or even
take it out altogether because the bindings just give an added layer of
convenience when talking to the bus.  I'm not sure anyone actually uses
them and if they did it is easy enough to move to pure dbus calls

On Wed, 2006-05-24 at 17:13 -0700, Diane Holt wrote:
> In the build process for 0.61, dbus is launched and a dbus-send is
> then done. It looks to be getting done for the generation of
> dbus-bus-introspect.xml, but I don’t see what this file is actually
> used for – I don’t see it getting installed anywhere. Is this file
> actually needed by something, and if so, is it something that’s
> essential to the building of dbus, or can whatever needs it be
> disabled?

John (J5) Palmieri <johnp at>

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