1.1.2 released

Havoc Pennington hp at redhat.com
Fri Jul 27 14:49:59 PDT 2007


dbus 1.1.2 is now available from 

D-Bus is a simple way for applications to talk to one another, and a 
mechanism for launching and managing the lifecycle of services (both 
systemwide and per-user-session).

Thanks to everyone involved in this release, especially Richard Hughes 
for system service activation and Dan Berrange for fixing up TCP support.

- This release is intended to be a feature complete beta for stable
   release 1.2.0, please test it. 1.2.0 will follow pretty soon if no
   major problems are found.  We'll do more betas if significant
   changes are made.

- This is a development release, so API's may still change if problems
   are found (though we will try hard not to).

- The system bus now supports starting services on demand. This uses a
   setuid helper program because system bus daemon runs as a nobody
   user, while services it launches may need to run as a different

   ***Extra eyes auditing the setuid helper are encouraged and would be
   timely right now, before 1.2.0***

   A design doc is available in doc/system-activation.txt

- The TCP address format has been enhanced, such that TCP may be
   actually usable.  The dbus-daemon man page describes the new
   elements in the address format.  1.1.1 had added an all_interfaces
   flag to the format, which has been removed in favor of a cleaner

- Some thread-related bugs have been fixed, these are important fixes
   if you are using multiple threads with libdbus, and not important


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