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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