[patch] [python] Allow binding a service to the default (unique) name

Wladimir van der Laan laanwj at gmail.com
Mon Nov 27 07:53:49 PST 2006

Oops, seems my gmail messed up my last message, though the patch got
through my description didn't show up:

This simple patch allows binding a service on the default name,
instead of requesting and owning a name from the bus. This allows for
semi-anonymous sending of signals, in my case, I'm broadcasting
signals from a web interface built with apache and mod_python. As this
spans multiple processes which only exist temporarily I cannot
register a single service name.

A simple example of usage:

# Sender
import gobject
import dbus
import dbus.service
import  dbus.glib

class HelloWorldObject(dbus.service.Object):
    def __init__(self, bus_name, object_path='/org/angeltech/Test'):
        dbus.service.Object.__init__(self, bus_name, object_path)

    @dbus.service.signal ('org.angeltech.TestInterface')
    def hello_signal(self, message):

bus = dbus.SessionBus()

bus_name = dbus.service.BusName(bus=bus)
object = HelloWorldObject(bus_name)

object.hello_signal ('I sent a hello signal')

 # Receiver (can be many)
import gobject
import dbus
 import dbus.glib

def device_added_callback(udi):
    print 'Message received %s' % (udi)

bus = dbus.SessionBus()

bus.add_signal_receiver (device_added_callback,

mainloop =  gobject.MainLoop()

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