Tracking application lifetime

Sebastian Trüg strueg at
Thu Sep 14 07:14:21 PDT 2006

On Thursday 14 September 2006 16:06, Havoc Pennington wrote:
> Sebastian Trüg wrote:
> > Hello.
> >
> > Is it possible to track the lifetime of a dbus client from another
> > client? What I want to do is removing a dbus client from an internal list
> > once the client crashes or terminates without manually unregistering.
> Yep, that's part of the purpose of dbus. What you want to do is watch
> for the client's unique bus name to lose its owner. The unique bus name
> will be in the "sender" field of any message you get from the client.
> may be more
> helpful than the official tutorial if it isn't clear what I'm talking
> about with the bus name etc.
> Surely someone on the list can point to a simple example of watching
> NameOwnerChanged on a unique bus name - anyone have that code around?

thanks a lot. :)

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