Perl Net::DBus Help and Documentation

Daniel P. Berrange dan at
Tue Apr 8 12:40:34 PDT 2008

On Tue, Apr 08, 2008 at 05:47:59AM -0400, Madison Kelly wrote:
> Hi all,
>    I've been struggling off and on with the Net::DBus bindings for perl. 
> I've had some success in using existing buses (HAL on system, 
> specifically). Now though I am trying to have my program's daemon create 
> a bus and register clients as objects when they connect and provide 
> basic communication between server-side scripts and clients, via the 
> daemon process. I've got the client/server communication in place, but I 
> have not been able to get the DBus portion working.
>    In the past, when I have struggled to learn something, I would write 
> documentation, generally in the form of a *LUG presentation. I would 
> like to do this for perl's Net::DBus bindings, both as a way to help me 
> learn DBus better and as a way to contribute a How-To geared more to 
> perl programmers who are quite new to the DBus concept.

That sounds like a great idea.

>    Would anyone here be interested in helping me with this?
>    All I need, more than anything, is help getting the most basic sample 
> code working, and I can start building on that myself. I would need to 
> only ask occasional questions when I go stuck. In turn, I would provide 
> the How-To back to the community.

I'm happy to advise / help out on anything that's unclear about the Perl
bindings - either on this list, or 'danpb' / 'danpb_ltop'  on the DBus
IRC channel.

>    Here are links to talks I have given on general storage and 
> netfiltering with iptables:
> (2002)
> (2004)
>    More as an example of my writing style; these are two papers on an 
> old, deprecated versions of the program I am working on:
> (2004)
> (2005)
>    I think DBus can offer some wonderful potential and I know I would 
> personally have benefited from a more basic introduction to DBus coding. 
> This is not in any way to disparage Mr. Berrange's Tutorials! I found 
> though that they are probably more applicable to people who are already 
> familiar with DBus and are just looking for info on the perl bindings.

Yep, I certainly won't claim the tutorials are complete ! They do presume
you know what the core dbus concepts are to a certain extent. And I only
really did the one for exporting objects

and never got free time to do the corresponding client one for using

>    I hope to supplement Mr. Berrange's docs by creating a document that 
> will gently easy a perl programmer who is new to DBus entirely into the 
> Net::DBus bindings. :)

If you want to have any of your docs included in the official Perl Net::DBus
releases I'm only to happy to accept patches for the docs / extra tutorials.
Either send them to this list, or to me directly & I'll apply them. The
master source repo I use is published

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